Beehive Analytics is your all-in-one Google Analytics Dashboard, holding you within the loop relating to your web site site visitors and making analytics much less of a chore. Simply observe your statistics straight out of your WordPress dashboard and keep on high of your advertising sport. Right here’s the whole lot you must know…

Google Analytics could be daunting for inexperienced customers. When all you want are a number of easy statistics, having to navigate its interface while being confronted with rows upon rows of numbers generally is a bit overwhelming.

Out of your most-visited pages to your most-popular referral platforms, Beehive saves you this headache by making your whole most vital stats out there to you at a look.

This text will speak you thru how you can get arrange and benefit from Beehive.

Learn on to search out out extra about:

1. Connection Choices
2. Setting Up an API Mission
3. Configuring Your Permissions
4. Beehive Dashboard Overview
5. Beehive Dashboard Widget
6. Checking Your Stories
7. Enabling Show Advertisements
8. Using Beehive with Multisite

1. Connection Choices

First issues first – to make use of Beehive, you must have a Google Analytics account.

There are three completely different routes you’ll be able to go down when connecting your analytics account to Beehive:

Monitoring ID solely – Including only a Monitoring ID permits information to be despatched to a property inside a Google Analytics account, however that information can solely be seen in Google Analytics and won’t be out there on the dashboards of the goal web site(s).

Join with Google – This technique makes use of a shared API to show monitoring statistics on web site or community dashboards however comes with limitations.

API Mission (beneficial) – Making a customized API Mission for a selected web site or community permits information to be displayed on web site and community dashboards with out the constraints of a shared API.

2. Setting Up an API Mission

Beneath we’ll take you thru how you can arrange Beehive as an API Mission. It’s our beneficial technique as you gained’t be sharing API credentials with anybody, plus you’ll be able to personalize your authentication display icon and mission title.

Head to the Google Developer Console and choose a brand new mission.

Screenshot of the first step of the API Project where you input your project name and organization.
Select your mission title properly because it can’t be amended later.

Choose your group and placement and click on Create.

You’ll then be met with a message informing you that you haven’t any APIs out there to make use of. Click on on Allow APIs and Companies simply above this message.


Screenshot of the enable APIs and services button
This may take you to the API Library.

On the subsequent display, you will notice tons of various API classes, nonetheless the one ones you must allow are Google Individuals, Google Analytics and Google Analytics Reporting.


Screenshot of the Google People API.
Sort them into the search bar and click on Allow on every.

As Google requires knowledgeable consent for many of its information assortment APIs, as a way to run Beehive, Google wants a OAuth Consumer ID which requires that customers grant consent to the information assortment by way of a consent display.

You possibly can set this up by heading again to the Google API dashboard and clicking Credentials.


Screenshot of the drop-down where you can select OAuth client ID.
Click on Create Credentials and choose OAuth shopper ID.

On the subsequent display, you’ll need to decide on the kind of customers that will probably be utilizing Beehive. This may typically be exterior if you wish to give entry to folks exterior of your group comparable to purchasers or companies.

Screenshot of the option to select internal or external users.
If you choose Inside, solely members of your group will be capable of use the plugin.

The subsequent display might look just a little daunting, however all you must do is fill in a number of items of easy info.

To start with, add the appliance title (e.g. Beehive Analytics), and add a brand if you want. Please observe that including a brand might imply that Google has to confirm the plugin, which can forestall you persevering with with the setup till the verification is full.

Screenshot of the section where you add your application name.
Choose one other assist e-mail deal with in case you don’t need to use the one linked to your account.

Scroll all the way down to Approved domains, add in your web site deal with, then click on Save.

You’ll then want to go again to credentials and once more click on Create OAuth shopper ID.

Choose the appliance kind as Net Software, title the shopper and add the Approved Redirect URIs.

It’s essential to add the Redirect URI twice – as soon as ending in a ahead slash, and as soon as with out.

Screenshot of the section to add your redirect URIs.
Make sure you add http/https on the entrance of your URI.

Click on Create and a pop-up will seem containing your Consumer ID and Consumer Secret.

Screenshot of the popup which contains the keys.
Hurrah, you’ve made it!

Head again to Beehive and click on on the settings web page.

Click on the Set Up API Mission possibility and duplicate throughout the 2 items of information out of your Google API.

Screenshot of Beehive's setup menu where you need to enter in the key from Google API.
Fill in each fields and click on Authorize.

You’ll then be prompted to hyperlink your Google account. Comply with the fast steps and your account ought to be efficiently linked.

Final however not least, you’ll need to decide on a profile, as you’ll be able to have multiple web site related to your Google Analytics account.

Screenshot of the profile drop-down with Kirstan's blog selected.
Choose the location you need to hook up with from the drop-down field.

If the location you’re connecting is similar web site because the one you’ve gotten put in the plugin on and are presently utilizing, you’ll be able to tick the Mechanically detect monitoring ID field.

In case you are monitoring the analytics for a special web site, you’ll need so as to add the monitoring ID manually. There’s a hyperlink additional down the web page which takes you to Google’s directions on the place to search out it.

The arduous half is now over and now you can begin exploring Beehive!

3. Configure Your Permissions

As customary, all directors have entry to Beehive. You possibly can grant permissions to view the widget and analytics stats to different customers both by function or by functionality.

Screenshot of the tickboxes where you can delegate permissions.
The downward arrows let you fine-tune which elements of the widget and analytics you need to grant entry to.

You may also select who will get entry to Branda’s settings, which permits the consumer to vary the linked accounts.

Screenshot of the user roles to which you can grant access to Beehive's settings.
Tick packing containers so as to add permissions to additional roles or click on Customized Customers to incorporate or exclude by username.

4. Beehive Dashboard Overview

For a less-experienced consumer, Beehive’s dashboard is a breath of recent air in comparison with Google Analytics.

Your principal stats are displayed on one easy and simple to know display, and you’ll rapidly flick by previous outcomes by utilizing the drop-down within the top-right nook.

Screenshot of an overview of Beehive's dashboard.
See your most vital stats at a look.

The dashboard shows a operating complete of web page views for the present week, in addition to the variety of customers, classes, common time, and bounce price.

Beehive’s dashboard incorporates a useful comparability in order that you know the way your stats are holding up in comparison with final interval.

5. Beehive Dashboard Widget

This easy-to-digest theme runs by to your principal dashboard, the place Beehive routinely provides an in depth abstract of your Google Analytics stats.

Screenshot of the dashboard widget.
The widget is packed stuffed with useful statistics.

You possibly can see a fast overview comparable to your high web page, high nation, high referral, and web page views. Flick throughout the menu to see a mini viewers graph in addition to your high pages and common time spent, and a roundup of your site visitors exercise.

It’s a easy approach to regulate your stats with no need to open up the plugin and entering into ‘analytics mode’.

6. Checking Your Stories

From the underside left of Beehive’s dashboard, click on ‘View Full Report’ to be taken to the great things.

You possibly can change the principle graph to show the variety of classes, customers, pageviews, common session time, and bounce charges.

Simply maintain observe of tendencies with Beehive’s useful graphs.

Subsequent up are three easy donut charts which current a few of your most vital statistics.

To start with is the general mediums chart. This outlines the place your site visitors is coming from and teams it into classes comparable to natural search, direct site visitors, and social media.

Screenshot of the overall mediums donut chart
This chart offers a superb basic concept of how your guests are discovering your web site.

This second splits down the referrals from social networks, together with the entire giant and apparent ones, proper all the way down to Stack Overflow, Reddit, and even WordPress.

Screenshot of the social networks donut chart.
The chart will show any social community that you simply get site visitors from.

The final donut chart splits down the search engine site visitors.

Screenshot of the search engines donut chart.
A pleasant even break up…

On the backside of the web page are the highest international locations and pages.

An interactive map shows the highest locations that your guests hail from. You possibly can transfer your cursor over a rustic to see a precise session depend.

Screenshot of the top country map showing the UK with the highest traffic
Discover out precisely which elements of the world love your web site.

Final however not least are your high pages, together with the typical session time, variety of guests and a sign of the development.

Screenshot of the top pages.
View any of your stats over any interval to trace tendencies.

7. Allow Show Advertisements

Take your analytics a step additional by including Google promoting cookies to your web site so you are able to do issues comparable to:

  • Create Remarketing Audiences primarily based on particular conduct, demographic, and curiosity information, and share these lists with Google Advertisements
  • Use demographic and curiosity information in your Analytics experiences
  • Create Segments primarily based on demographic and curiosity information.

All you must do to allow that is head to Beehive’s settings and click on the toggle.

Screenshot of the display advertising toggle.
Comply with the hyperlink to search out out extra about holding your privateness coverage in examine.

8. Using Beehive with Multisite Installations

Beehive wouldn’t be a WPMU DEV plugin if it didn’t work seamlessly with multisite networks.

There are a number of alternative ways you’ll be able to go about managing your community’s analytics. You possibly can:

  • Create a network-wide Google Analytics profile to trace all the community’s visits.
  • Arrange separate accounts to trace every subsite individually.
  • Join your community URL with Google Analytics and all subsites will routinely present their stats.
Beehive Tracking Settings
Beehive permits you to observe statistics in your multisite community.

When you select to permit your web site admins to make use of Beehive, you’ll be able to determine whether or not or not they’ll override your permissions. All you must do is head to Settings>Permissions and tick the field.

Screenshot of the override permissions tickbox.
You are able to do this individually for the settings and stats permissions.

Make Higher-Knowledgeable Selections

When you’ve received your analytics account efficiently linked to Beehive, monitoring your stats turns into one of many easiest elements of operating your web site.

Every thing you want could be accessed rapidly and simply while going about your different web site admin duties. Together with your stats so available, it could actually provide help to maintain observe of site visitors tendencies and be on the ball if there are any points.

When you like what you see, take a look at Beehive’s documentation for a extra in-depth step-by-step information to getting arrange and take a look at our roadmap (maintain a watch out for our Google Tag Supervisor replace – coming quickly!) to see what we’re engaged on.