Recently a lot of talk has been going around SEO circles about the new Google Analytics ability to track the time it takes for your page to load.
I use WordPress for this site, and I got curious about how to add in the PageLoadTime part of the script using my WordPress Admin.
I have installed Google Analyticator on my site to help with the Analytics validation. It makes everything really easy. Here is how I added the PageLoadTime script to my site:
Step 1: Log into your WordPress admin area.
Step 2: Navigate to Google Analyticator. It will be in your sidebar under “Settings -> Google Analytics”:
Step 3: Navigate down the page until you find “Additional Tracking Code (after Tracker Initialization)”:
Step 4: Enter this code into the box:
Step 5: Look at your site to make sure it has entered correctly. Your tracking script should look thus:
*Note* Numbers will not start appearing in your Analytics right away. According to this post by Optimisation Beacon, data will begin appearing after a few hundred pageviews.
Wait, where do I find this in Analytics?
First, make sure you are using the NEW Analytics. I believe it has been rolled out to everyone.
You can find Site Speed on your site’s Analytics Dashboard under Content -> Site Speed. This is where it is, visually: