Google Analytics

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The WCMS has an automatic tool (Google Analytics) that shows traffic to your site. It tells you things like:

  • How many visitors you have in any given time period
  • Which pages are the most popular
  • What people searched for to find your site
  • What sites people came from, to navigate to your site

Requesting Permissions to View Google Analytics for a Website

To be able to view Google Analytics for a Web site you need to request permissions via ITRequest. In your request please include your CruzID and the name of the Web site you would like to have Google Analytics access.

Note: You need to already be an editor for the Web site you are requesting access to, and/or your request may have to be approved by the Web site's Site Manager.

After your request is processed you will receive an email from Google Analytics that you have been granted access, and your ITRequest inquiry will be updated too.

DO NOT create your own Google Analytics account! Because UCSC is using Google Apps, the UCSC Google Analytics administrator needs to add one's UCSC CruzID/email to the appropriate Web site in Google Analytics.

Logging into Google Analytics

After a UCSC Google Analytics administrator has granted permission to view Google Analytics for a Website follow the steps below to log in to Google Analytics:

  • With an Internet browser log in to your UCSC email using Gmail 
  • Open a new tab or window and go to
    • If you are already logged into your UCSC email with the same browser you should be in Google Analytics and see the sites with you have been granted access to view.
    • If you are already logged into your UCSC email with the same browser you will be asked to "Choose an account" Use your UCSC account email address.

If your account is already set up on your account and you're having problems viewing results (e.g. results show all zeros), please submit an IT Request ticket for assistance.

If you not sure if you already have registered an email address with Google Analytics, or you don't remember what email address you registered with Google Analytics please submit an IT Request ticket 

for assistance.

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