How to Get Detailed Tumblr Blog Statistics With Google Analytics

Every blogger is keenly interested to know how many people reads what he has to say. There could be other things that a blogger would wish to know like the sources from where the visitors arrived, the platforms that they used and the keywords that they used to search for a specific post on the blog.

This can be easily done with the help of the free online analytics tool provided by Google. Google Analytics enables users to generate detailed statistics of their Tumblr blog. So if you really want to see a precise report, here is how it looks.

How to Get Detailed Tumblr Blog Statistics With Google Analytics

Get to know your Tumblr  Stats in just two steps

First of all register with Google Analytics and add it’s tracking code to your Tumblr blog. After having done that view the detailed report of your Tumblr blog.

Create an new account with Google Analytics

The very first step is to add the tracking code to your Tumblr blog. The whole process of signup for this online tool is really very simple. Go to the following url: and click the ‘Sign Up Now‘ link given below the tab of ‘Access Analytics’ in blue color. Then you will be asked to sign in with your Google account. After that sign in, you will be again redirected to sign up where you would have to start the registration process.

Here you will find the New Account Signup page, where you will be asked to enter the address of your Tumblr blog and your account name after selecting the country and the time zone.

Click ‘Continue’ and enter your contact information like your name and current location.


On clicking the ‘Continue’ button again, you will come to a license agreement where you have to accept the terms and conditions by checking the box. Lastly click the button ’Create New Account’.


Here you will find that you need to enter the analytics tracking code to your Tumblr blog. However, Tumblr also allows you to only use the Tracking ID instead of the code to add Google Analytics for your Tumblr blog. This ID is present in the code in the form of UA-[8 digits]-[single digit]. Just copy this and carry out the next step.

Start inserting Google Analytics to your Tumblr Blog

This is mainly done through a Tumblr theme. Most of the Tumblr themes support Google Analytics. So, click the button ‘Customize’ on your dashboard and select the ‘Appearance’ tab to display a drop-down list.

Here a Google Analytics ID text box or  Google Analytics Web Property ID will appear and you have to paste your copied ID. Save the changes and close the window.

However it is also possible that your theme does not support the Analytics field, in such a case you will have to copy the whole code you saw after opening the account in the above section.

In order to do so, click ‘Customize’ on your dashboard, ‘Theme’ tab, and then click the ‘Use custom HTML’ button at the bottom and this will open the site code. Here look for the </head> tag and paste the code above it.

All set to view your current stats now

At this point you are all ready to get the snapshot of the account stats. Click ‘Access Analytics’ on the URL mentioned above and log in. This will direct you to the Analytics Settings page and here you can see your blog name in the Websites Profile table.

After clicking View Report the dashboard will open up where some cool graphs are there for you to navigate alongwith the options on the left pane.


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About Bilal Hameed

Posted on December 9, 2011, in Blogging, Tumblr and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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