Adding Google Analytics to GitHub pages

12 Apr 2019

I’ve been wondering whether anyone actually reads this page, or whether it was just a drop in the tech blog ocean. Resultantly, I just added Google Analytics and it couldn’t be easier to do with Jekyll. Firstly head over to Google Analytics and sign up. Then get your tracking tag. It should look a little like this:

<!-- Global site tag (gtag.js) - Google Analytics -->
<script async src=""></script>
  window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || [];
  function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);}
  gtag('js', new Date());

  gtag('config', 'UA-XXXXXX-XX');

Then just copy this into your _includes folde on your blog in a new html file. Once you’ve done this you can add the following liquid tab to your default layouts. Where I’ve called it analytics.html.

{% include google_analytics.html %}

Google should start picking up analytics within a few hours.