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Traffic monitoring with Google Analytics shows you real-time visitors and historical statistics about them, including demographics, referral sources, search engine queries, browsers, OS, etc.

FAQ: How do I configure Google Analytics for my parked domains?​



This guide is for domain names using for-sale landing pages by NamePros Parking.

Create and set up account with Google Analytics​

The following instructions are for each screen displayed during the setup, in order, as of June 2024. The exact steps or order may change slightly over time, but the overall process should remain the same.

Tip: To easily follow this guide, we recommend using the exact values that are provided during each step, unless you’re certain that you prefer to change them.

First, press Create then Account within Google Analytics, or simply visit:

Account creation​

  • Account name: My NamePros Parking
  • Account Data Sharing Settings: Checkmark all (unless you decide otherwise)
  • Press the Next button

Property creation​

  • Property name: My NP Landers
  • Press the Next button

Business details​

  • Industry category: Other Business Activity (unless you decide otherwise)
  • Business size: Small - 1 to 10 employees (unless you decide otherwise)
  • Press the Next button

Business objectives​

  • Choose your business objectives: Get baseline reports (unless you decide otherwise)
  • Press the Create button

Google Analytics Terms of Service Agreement​

  • Checkmark the checkboxes
  • Press the I Accept button if you accept the terms of service agreement

Data collection​

Start collecting data​

  • Choose a platform: Web

Set up data stream​

Set up your web stream
  • Website URL: https:// www.namepros.com/parked/
  • Stream name: My parked domains
  • Press the Create & continue button

Set up a Google tag​

Install manually
  • Your Google Tag ID is included in the Google tag code:
    Code:
    gtag('config', 'G-XXXXXXXXXX');
  • Copy only the ID: G-XXXXXXXXX
Press the to close this part of the page. (Ignore the Test installation button; it's not built for this type of installation. This guide will help you "test your Google Analytics setup" later.)

Web stream details​

Stream details
  • Your Google Tag ID is also included under "MEASUREMENT ID" as: G-XXXXXXXXXX
  • Use the "stack of rectangles" icon to copy the ID to your clipboard.
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Press the to close this part of the page.

Data collection​

Press the Next button.

Data collection is pending​

Press the Continue to Home button.

Lastly, follow the instructions below for: Configure and test your Google Analytics setup.

Find your existing Google Tag ID​

Visit: https://analytics.google.com/analytics/web/

At the bottom of the left sidebar, press the gear icon (it may not show "Admin" until you press it):

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PROPERTY SETTINGS​

Data collection and modification​

  • Press Data streams
  • Press the My parked domains data stream
  • MEASUREMENT ID
    • Your Google Tag ID is shown as: G-XXXXXXXXXX
    • Use the "stack of rectangle" icon to copy the ID to your clipboard, as shown in the image below.
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Configure and test your Google Analytics setup​

Set your Google Tag ID on NamePros​

First, get your Google Tag ID following the instructions above (section: "Find your existing Google Tag ID").

Once you have your Google Tag ID saved or copied to your clipboard, type it or
paste it into your account settings on NamePros Parking. Press Save.

Next, you'll be able to visit your parked domains and see your visitors, including your own visits, in Google Analytics.

Confirm that your Google Tag is detected (optional)​

Visit: https://analytics.google.com/analytics/web/

At the bottom of the left sidebar, press the gear icon (it may not show "Admin" until you press it).

PROPERTY SETTINGS​

Data collection and modification​

  • Press Data streams
  • Press the My parked domains data stream
  • Press View tag instructions
  • Press Install manually
  • Test your website (optional): https://www.namepros.com/parked/example.com
    • Replace example.com with your own parked domain. The parked domain that you choose to test must show "Verified" on its parked page.
    • You only need to test one of your parked domains. If it works, then it will work for all of your verified domains.
    • Pro Tip: You can also enter your parked domain as the test website: https://example.com/
  • Press Test

Success example (correct URL)​

Your Google Tag is successfully detected:

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Failed example (wrong URL)​

Your Google Tag could not be detected:

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Contact us for assistance.

Test traffic reporting in Google Analytics​

Visit: https://analytics.google.com/analytics/web/

Confirm that your "My NamePros Parking" account is shown at the top of the page.
  • If you only have one account, then it will be selected automatically.
  • If you have multiple accounts, then select "My NamePros Parking" from the drop-down list of your accounts.
Watch the real-time traffic to your domains:
  • Scroll down the page to "View realtime" under the "USERS IN LAST 30 MINUTES" widget.
  • Or, on the left sidebar, select "Realtime" under Reports.
Lastly, visit one of your parked domains, and your visit should appear under realtime reporting.

Your setup is confirmed as successful once you see at least one visit in Google Analytics for your "My NamePros Parking" account.

Note: Historical reports usually display within 24-48 hours, but real-time reporting should work immediately.

Contact us if you have any questions or suggestions.
 
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