MWPSK & Google Analytics

I recently re-did the web site using the My Web Pages Starter Kit.  I needed to get google analytics setup on it, so here is what I did:

  1. Installed James Newton Kings sitemap handler
  2. Setup the website in Google’s Webmaster Tools
  3. In Google’s webmaster tools, the sitemap to the list of sitemaps
  4. When to Google Analytics, setup an account for my site and copied the tracking code they provide (here’s how to get the tracking code for an existing account).
  5. Opened the site in Visual Studio 2008, and edited the site.master file
  6. I pasted the tracking code I copied from Google Analytics to the bottom of the site.master file, just before the closing body tag (</body>)
  7. Saved the site.master!

FYI, I also copied the output of the file to a file in the root of the website called sitemap.xml . This way if there were any tools that looked specifically for the sitemap.xml file they would find it.

I let it sit for a day, and checked in on Google Analytics the next day, and I had stats for all of my sites pages. 

UPDATE: Based on the comments, I have created a zip file with my web.config and site.master files in it.  You can Download the sample files here