A lot of people using Google Analytics for their website or blog don’t realize the importance of its add-ons.

GA-add-onsSo what are they and why use them?

There’s only so much time in a day, which is why we always look for ways to automate repetitive tasks.

These add-ons are a staple for time-saving, so check out these 5 add-ons to save time while improving your use of Google Analytics.

If you don’t have an account yet, click here to set up Google Analytics.

Google Analytics Watcher (Firefox)

Google Analytics Watcher add-on for Firefox will help you see current traffic stats in your browser’s status bar. It displays the following core metrics:

  1. Unique Visitors
  2. Visits
  3. Pageviews
  4. New Visits
  5. Bounces

Note: It supports multiple profiles but only one account.

GA Copy & Paste (Firefox)

GA Copy is a great add-on if you need to set up multiple profiles within Google Analytics that share at least one goal. It will allow you to copy up to four goals from one profile easily into as many other profiles as you want. It is useful add-on to manage goals and filters.

If you want to learn more about goals and funnels, please check our article about Advanced Crafters’ Guide To Google Analytics.

Annotation Manager (Firefox)

Annotation Manager  is a Greasemonkey script that will allow you to control your annotations easily such as copying, deleting, and exporting your chart annotations.

Stats Calculator (All browsers)

Stats Calulator is a bookmarklet that takes a statistical approach for comparing two e-commerce conversion rates and your overall goal conversion rate.The bookmarklet performs a z-test to show the confidence interval of two selected dimensions.

Google Analytics Monitor

Google Analytics Monitor allows you to watch all your Google Analytics profiles in the status bar.Besides that, it allows to set the date period (stats for today, past week, month, year, etc):

Note: If Google Analytics Watcher add on only allows you to monitor one account, Google Analytics Monitor add-on claims to be “multi-account”.

Make the most out of Google Analytics and check our 5 Craft Business Strategies Using Google Analytics.

We hope that this course makes your job easier in managing your handmade business and help you get started with Google Analytics.

I would love to hear your experiences of tools/add-ons that have helped make your Google Analytics life easier. Please let us know by leaving a comment below.

Gary Capps

I live in the one of the most beautiful places in the world on the Sunshine Coast in Australia with my wife and our 2 dogs, Poppy and Mia. Since 2009 I have helped over 15,000 handmade business owners to grow their business with our software and free tools designed for todays entrepreneurial artisan.

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