How do I connect Google Analytics with Nelio Content Analytics?

You can connect your Google Analytics account with Nelio Content so you can get a more complete analytics detail about your content. To do this connection, go to the Settings menu of Nelio Content and, once there, in the Content tab you will see the Connect Google Analytics button.

Include your Google Analytics data in the Nelio Content analytics calculation process by clicking the "Connect Google Analytics" button in the plugin's settings.
Include your Google Analytics data in the Nelio Content analytics calculation process by clicking the “Connect Google Analytics” button in the plugin’s settings.

Once you click the button, a Google dialog will open for you to select the Google account that has access to Google Analytics.

Google account selection dialog.
Google account selection dialog.

After selecting the account, allow Nelio Content access to Google Analytics. Note that Nelio Content only needs read access, so it will not modify anything in your Google Analytics or compromise your settings.

Google authorization dialog to allow Nelio Content view Google Analytics data.
Google authorization dialog to allow Nelio Content view Google Analytics data.

After allowing Nelio Content permission to read data from your Google Analytics, you will see in the dialog a code that you should copy. Be sure to copy the entire code as it can be quite long. Once you are sure that you’ve copied it well, you can close the dialog and continue with the process.

Validation code to authorize access to Google Analytics data.
Validation code to authorize access to Google Analytics data.

A text field appears in the “Analytics Data” setting where you must paste the code that you copied before. And once it is pasted, you have to confirm by clicking the Load button. Now, Nelio Content is responsible for accessing the list of views that you have configured in your Google Analytics account.

Once you have the validation code from Google, paste it into the text field and click the "Load" button to continue the process.
Once you have the validation code from Google, paste it into the text field and click the “Load” button to continue the process.

After clicking the Upload button, the text field where you copied the code will become a drop-down list that includes all Google Analytics views in your account.

Google Analytics view selected in the Nelio Content analytics settings.
Google Analytics view selected in the Nelio Content analytics settings.

Select the Google Analytics view that you have configured in your WordPress installation so that when Nelio Content searches your content data can find everything correctly.

Select the Google Analytics view that will be used to read the data needed to complete the analytics of Nelio Content.
Select the Google Analytics view that will be used to read the data needed to complete the analytics of Nelio Content.

Once you’ve selected the correct view, remember to click the Save changes button that you will find at the bottom of the page.

Nelio Content gets the list of Google Analytics views from your account and lets you select from which view you want to retrieve the data that Nelio Content needs to compute analytics.
Nelio Content gets the list of Google Analytics views from your account and lets you select from which view you want to retrieve the data that Nelio Content needs to compute analytics.

After that, you have correctly connected your Google Analytics account with Nelio Content, and from now on the analytics will be calculated progressively taking into account this new settings.