Who says you need a plugin to install Google Analytics on your WordPress blog…

How To Install Google Analytics Without a Plugin in WordPress

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In an effort to serve WordPress users of all experience levels I like to throw in a Technical topic from time to time. This is one of those, allthough not a highly highly technical one. Don’t be put off by technical. The technical portion of this consists of copying some code from Google, then finding the correct file on your blog and pasting the code in the header or footer. No more.

This is a great excersise for those of you trying to go beyond the basic. Copying and pasting code comes in very handy in many instances. Adding payment links and Autoresponder codes are only a couple of these. This is a good one to start with.

There is also another good side of doing this manually instead of using another plugin to do the job. Each plugin you activate causes your site to load a bit slower. Some more than others, but all have some effect. The more plugins you have on your site both active and inactive the longer it will take for browsers to plow through all that PHP to get the information it needs to load the site. With site loading time taking on a larger role in how sites are indexed by Google, you want your WordPress blog to load as fast as possible. Every plugin you don’t have to activate is a bit faster your blog can load.

Yes, for some it may be better to use the plugin.

But at least remember this when you consider installing a new plugin. Every bit helps when it comes to getting your site ranked higher.