Google Analytics, also known as GA, is a free service from Google that can track and generate statistics about visitors from a website. Google Analytics can generate statistics about: visits, visitors, page views, bounce rates, organic searches, referrers, advertising and conversions. Google Analytics also provides a feature for real-time analytics (at this time still a beta feature).
Google Analytics Dashboard for Frontend is a Joomla! module that will display Google Analytics statistics on your website pages. Analytics data, provided through Google API, is integrated into a simple dashboard on your website.
Method I: This is a simple, straight-forward method, recommended for beginners and regular users.
Method II: Using this method you will be able to create and use your own Google Analytics API Project. This method is suitable for web developers, for websites generating a big amount of API requests or for webmasters managing multiple websites.
Create a single API Project, you can use the same API Key, Client ID and Client Secret for all your websites and to retrieve authorizations for multiple, different Google Analytics Accounts.
Using Google Charts, Google Analytics Dashboard displays info and statistics about:
- number of visits
- number of visitors
- bounce rates
- organic searches
- pages per visit
With Google Analytics Dashboard for Frontend you can also select data ranges as today, yesterday, last 7 days, last 14 days, last 30 days.
To asynchronously load the Google Analytics tracking code and to improve your website’s speed, we recommend using the Advanced Google Analytics plugin.
To setup Google Analytics Dashboard for Frontend and Google Analytics API, follow the video tutorial on this article. To avoid security issues, do not embed this module in pages accessible to regular users, only use it in restricted areas. Also keep in mind that exposing insights, like analytics data, to regular users is a foolish thing to do.
Through Google Analytics Dashboard for Frontend your data is collected fast and secure using OAuth2 protocol and Google Analytics API.
From now on, you can check your GA statistics directly from your website.
To find more details on how this extension works and how your data is used, read Data Usage Policy for my Extensions.