How To Set Up Author Tracking On Your WordPress Site by MonsterInsights

 Hi friends in this article we are going to see How To Set Up Author Tracking On Your WordPress Site by MonsterInsights.Update 2020 (November): MonsterInsights black fridays and Cyber Monday deals 2020 goes live upto 70% off . Get this deal

If you want to track, authors of your wordpress blog it can be performed with Google Analytics and to save time you can use  #1 Google Analytics Plugin MonsterInsights for the WordPress site.
Ok, let we see Why we need to look for author tracking . It's a normal thing to allow some people as authors for your blog. If the authors are one (or) two it's ok , at some point if your blog has more authors and more posts are getting published in blog , you need to monitor your multiple blog authors in a easy/smart way.Because more time is needed track when we do it individually .With the help of some of premium analytics plugin like MonsterInsights your  time can be saved. Because it helps to

1.Discover the most popular author of your blog
2.Sort page views for articles by author
3.See which author’s posts keep visitors on your site by analyzing the bounce rate
4.Get instant WordPress author stats for optimization

Google Analytics is the base need of analytics plugin but some of the things we have to start from scratch here.MonsterInsights has some advanced features and by connecting with google analytics you can view your site analytics within wordpress dashboard .

MonsterInsights Plans:
Before  the MonsterInsights Wordpress Intallation Guide , First we see the plans of MonsterInsights.
MonsterInsights has Free Plan and Pricing Plan
Pricing Plan comes with 3 options.
1.Plus - For small businesses and publishers who want to do more
2.Pro-For eCommerce sites and Businesses who want quick and maximum sales (Best and Popular Plan).And it has all features!
3.Agency- For web development agencies and marketing agencies to speed up their flow.

1.Plus – $99.50/year (Regular Price $199/year) – Upto 1 site
2.Pro – $199.50/year (Regular Price $399/year)- Upto 5 sites
3.Agency-$399.50/year(Regular Price $799/year)-Upto 25 sites
MonsterInsights doesn’t have trial plan but you don’t need to concentrate on that.Because they are giving fully protected 100% No-Risk-Double-Guarantee. If you don’t like MonsterInsights over the next 14 days, then they will refund 100% of your money. No questions asked. 

How to install MonsterInsights in your Wordpress Site?:
After purchasing monsterinsights pro plugin login to monsterinsights pro account.

Goto download tab and download monsterinsights pro plugin in zip format.
Now goto your wordpress site dashboard.
Click Plugins and choose add new
Next click upload plugin
browse and upload monsterinsights pro plugin zip file
Click install now button.

After successful installation activate the plugin.
Now goto MonsterInsights plugin Click launch the wizard.
Choose your category.

Next enter your license key.
after that click connect monsterinsights button

Next choose your google account.

click allow button

choose your wordpress website which has monsterinsights pro plugin

click complete connection button

Most of these settings can also be modified later so Now click save and continue and proceed to last step.

Finally click finish setup and exit wizard.

Now you can see the google analytics report within the wordpress dashboard.

Next let we see How To Set Up Author Tracking On Your WordPress Site by MonsterInsights.

Set Custom Dimesnions in Google Analytics
First Go to Google Analytics Choose your website which you need author tracking.

Next Click Custom Definitions and choose Custom Definitions.

Next click new Custom Dimension.
In the Add Custom Dimension Page, Fill the name field .You can give any name.But for easy understanding purpose i am giving the name Author. Let the scope and Enabled Active check box as it is. Click Create button.

Next sample javascript analytics code will be displayed.Click Done button.
Note the index value "1" of Author Dimension.  

 Here in the 1st Step we are seeing for MonsterInsights Plugin. so now goto your Wordpress Dashboard.
Click Addons and install Dimensions.

Now goto Settings and click Conversions .
In the conversions tab , scroll down and click Add New Custom Dimension .

In the Type Dropdown Menu Choose Author.

We already noted that the Created Author Index Value is "1" from Google Analytics.So we must enter the Author ID as "1" MonsterInsights Pro Plugin.

Save the Changes. That's all friends.Now goto Reports tab of MonsterInsights Pro Plugin and Click Dimensions to view Reports of Author.Kindly note that Sometimes it take atleast 24 hours for report Generation depending upon the site . Another important point ,to avoid spam, by default while viewing your wordpress site with administrator login those things visits will not be taken into account for report generation . If you want to do some small sample checks be sure you have logged out the administrator wordpress dashboard account (or) load website in another browser. One of Real Output for Author Tracking Image was given below.

Now you can track author details within  wordpress dashboard and you don't need to go for google analytics every time.
Ok friends , still you want google analytics for author tracking.Let we see it.
Go to Google Analytics and choose your site which you want to track author .Goto Customization ,Click Custom Reports .Next click New Custom Report.

In Create Custom Report Page , Type will be Explorer , leave as it is. Next in Metric Group, Click add Metric . In search field type "Page Views" . Now Page Views will be displayed. Click it.
Now goto Dimension Drilldown.Click Add Dimension.Find Custom Dimension and choose Author. Finally Save it.

Now, It should look like below.
Just wait for atleast 24 hours for report geeration , if it is not yet displayed anything.
Now click Custom report.

You will get a look like below.


 That's all friends . Thank you.

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