For this quickstart guide, we will simplify by using a single website report.
Creating the analytics property
To begin, you must create an analytics property, this is how you define which pages will have user activity recorded.
Click on Analytics in the top navigation. Then click on the +New Analytics button in the top right.
You will choose a name for the property, and select a website in your account from the dropdown list. The Permitted URLs box will automatically update to include the correct URL paths for the website report you selected.
Note: Silktide Analytics ignores visits from known bots to keep your user behavior information more closely aligned with actual users, but we do provide a checkbox on this screen if you need to include it.
Synchronizing permissions and sections
The next area is for synchronizing sections. We recommend that you check both boxes for synchronizing. Syncing permissions ensures that your group and user permissions across the site and any sections are always matched with your analytics property. Syncing the analytics property to the website or section allows Silktide to pull analytics data into your website report, like the number of page views for a given page. Without the website/analytics synchronization, this isn’t possible.
Installation on your site
The final step in our quickstart setup is installation. You need to copy this bit of code into your website. You may need someone more technical to assist with this, as every CMS is different and often has a specific area that you should put analytics code snippets into to ensure it is used across the site.
Checking that it’s working
Once you have added the code snippet to your CMS, there is a direct link from this screen to the debug console. If there are events like page load, page update, or click showing up in the console, you can be sure that the installation has been successful and that we are recording visitors.
The Realtime screen will be updating, so you can check that out, but the Overview and other screens will not populate until the next day, as the graphs are designed to show you full-day information. If you need more advanced setup for query parameters, goals, or segments, now is a great time to dig into it.