Setting up Google Analytics is fairly simple but also very specific to your site. In other words, there is no "one size fits all" instruction for setting up a site. The information on this page will give you a very general overview of how to get a tracking code but may not have all of the information you need. Fortunately, there are many help pages in Google Analytics and across other forums that may be able to answer your questions or give you more options for tracking your site - just "Google" it!
The following clip gives an overview of signing up for a Google Analytics account:
There are a few things to keep in mind before you start setting up Google Analytics:
The first step in setting up Google Analytics on your site is to create a tracking code.
The resulting page will give you a tracking ID and tracking code. Use the tracking ID if you have a blog that supports Google Analytics, for example; use the tracking code if you have access to the source code for your site. The tracking code must be placed before the </head> tag of EVERY PAGE you want to track (for HTML setup).
See Get started with Analytics for more information on setup, troubleshooting, and customizations.
The following are help pages on setting up different types of websites that may require a different setup than normal.
Information for tracking embedded materials and other elements.