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The Google Site Kit Plugin for WordPress

The Google Site Kit plugin for WordPress is now available and well worth the wait.

Site Kit by Google brings the best of Google tools to WordPress. Once installed and connected to your Google account, Site Kit provides insights from each tool in your WordPress dashboard.

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Google Site Kit

The Google Site Kit plugin for WordPress brings the best of several Google tools to WordPress.

Whether you run one website or manage a handful, you’ll find Site Kit provides the simplicity and ease of use you need to connect and track key performance metrics from your WordPress dashboard.

No need to add snippets of code or toggle between various Google tool profiles.

Just install Google Site Kit, connect to the Goole tools you use, and view insights in your dashboard.

Six Google Tools You Can Connect

At the moment, you can connect and gather insights from the following six Google tools:

  1. Google Search Console
  2. Google Analytics
  3. PageSpeed Insights
  4. Adsense
  5. Tag Manager
  6. Optimize

According to the folks at Google, this is just the start – additional Google tool integration will become available over time.

1. Google Search Console

Search Console helps you measure your website traffic and performance.

This Google tool provides a variety of different insights depending on your website and highlights technical issues that may be affecting your rankings.

2. Google Analytics

Google Analytics is the go-to resource for insight regarding the specifics of your website traffic.

This one provides a macro or micro look at the details of your traffic, including everything from top-performing content and referral sources to visit durations and exit-pages.

3. PageSpeed Insights

PageSpeed Insights (PSI) provides a report detailing the performance of any given page or post on your website

PageSpeed Insights (PSI) reports on the performance of a page on both mobile and desktop devices, and provides suggestions on how that page may be improved.

What to Expect

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Installing Site Kit

The free plugin makes it easy to connect your website to several Google tools in just a few clicks.

Google has been testing the Site Kit WordPress plugin for six months. In that time, Google has simplified the plugin to make it as simple as possible for users to connect their websites to their Google account and pull data into their dashboard.

Initial Thoughts

There are some great WordPress plugins out there that let you connect to Google Analytics and pull insights into your WordPress dashboard, including Monster Insights and ExactMetrics.

Up until now, we’ve depended on some similar WordPress plugins in order to pull data from Google Analytics into our WordPress dashboards.

With millions of collective downloads, there’s no denying some of those plugins

I like to keep things simple, especially when it comes to WordPress plugins.

Google Site Kit gives you an easy way to connect to some powerful analytics tools in just a few clicks.

Whether you run a personal website or work at an agency, the ease of use of this plugin is undeniable.

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