Archive for July, 2011

Adding Google Analytics To Your Account

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Many of you have asked how to add your ListPipe blog to your Google Analytics account so that you can track and manage visitation. We have included the Ultimate Google Analytics plugin to your account so that you can easily connect your site to your Google account. The process should take you just a couple minutes if you already have a Google Analytics account.

Here are the steps:

  1. Log into your WordPress site
  2. Go to Plugins (on the left, near center)
  3. Activate the 'Ultimate Google Analytics' plugin
  4. Go to Settings (on the left, near bottom)
  5. Go to 'Ultimage GA' under Settings
  6. Enter your Google UA code and click to Update Options
  7. Your Google account is now connected to your site. Stats will begine to appear after 24 hours.

—Note that this process assumes you already have a Google Analytics account. If not; grab one; they're free and provide a remarkable amount of information about your site.

Connecting To Facebook and Twitter

Friday, July 1st, 2011

ListPipe provides an easy way to connect your account to Facebook and Twitter.

Each time we publish an article to your website account, we will also automatically publish a post to your Facebook and/or Twitter account. Each post to these social networks includes a link back to your site. Why is this important?

Connecting to these social networks provides a tremendous advantage for a number of reasons:

  • Search engines are now indexing Facebook and Twitter pages, which means links from these pages are indexed and provide additional SEO juice to your site;
  • Links from social networks are becoming increasingly valuable for driving additional traffic to informational sites;
  • Information posted on your Facebook and Twitter pages are shared to friends of friends, and followers, extending the reach of your message.

Here's a quick introduction to our ListPipe Link application that provides the connection between your website account and your social network accounts. Take a few moments to get to know how it works, then Get Connected!