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How do I set up SEO Traffic Analytics?
 

Beginning with version 10.0.0, 3dcart Merchants (Plus Plan and Higher) can view their stores live SEO traffic stats on their Product, Category, Blog and Extra Pages.

The information posted for view will be gathered from both Google Analytics and Google Search Console (formerly known as Google Webmaster Tools) and displayed in a new section of the respecitve pages in your 3dcart Online Store Manager. Information that you'll be able to see on each page includes:

  • (from Google Search Console)
    • Clicks
    • Impressions
    • Clich-through rates (CTR)
    • Average Position
    • Top 25 keywords
  • (from Google Analytics)
    • Pageviews
    • Unique Pageviews
    • Average Time on Page
    • Bouncerates
    • Page Values

Note
Before setting up this integration, please first make sure that your store URL is already registered and set up/connected with both Google Analytics and Google Search Console. If you are setting these services up for the first time, please allow up to 24 hours after set up for the services to have collected data to view and analyze.

Once you're all set up with both Google Analytics and Google Search Console, proceed with the following.


Set Up SEO Traffic Analytics

  1. Log into your 3dcart Online Store Manager
  2. Using the left hand navigation menu, go to Modules
  3. On the Modules page, use the search bar at the top to search for and locate "SEO Traffic Analytics"
  4. Once the Module appears, click on the "Settings" button

If this is your first time setting up the integration, you will first need to connect to your respective Google Account. The page will contain a button labeled "Initiate Onboard Process"

  1. Click on the "Initiate Onbard Process" button
  2. Sign in to your Google account that you use for Google Analytics and Google Search Console.

As part of the onboarding process, you will be be shown permissions that are required to view the Google data from inside your 3dcart store's admin pages.

  1. Click "Allow" to each permission request.
  2. Click the final "Allow" to confirm the permission requests.

The onboarding page inside your 3dcart Online Store Manager will refresh and you will be presented with a series of settings:

  • Enabled
    Mark this checkbox to enable the module
  • Default Report Days
    Select the default time range for all of your reports. Your choices are:
    • Last 7 days
    • Last 14 Days
    • Last Month
    • Last 3 Months
  • Accounts
    Select which of your Google Analytics Accounts will be used for the reporting displays.
  • Web Properties
    Select which of your Google Analytics Properties will be used for the reporting displays
  • Views (Profiles)
    Select which of your Google Search Console Propertis will be used for the reporting displays

Once you have the above settings configured, click on the "Save" button at the top to finish the set up.

Additional Information
Note that you also have Re-Connect and Disconnect buttons at the top right if you would like to reset or disconnect your connection to your Google profile.


Viewing Information

As mentioned, the analytical data will be avaialable for your product page, category pages, blog home and blog category pages, as well as your extra page/menu links pages.

As you view the SEO Traffic Analytics information for each page, you'll first be presented with a summary view of the page's SEO Traffic Data. This summary view includes the following:

  • Clicks
  • Impressions
  • CTR
  • Position

Then, to the far right of the summary section, you will se an action wheel with the option to view more details. The detailed view includes the summary mentioned above as well as the following additional information:

  • Top 25 keywords
    (as well as their respective clicks, CTR, Position and Impressions.)
  • Pageviews
  • Unique Pageviews
  • Page Value
  • Bounce Rate
  • Average Time on Page

Here, we will describe how to get to each individual page's SEO Traffic Analytics section.

To view SEO Traffic Analytics for a Product Page:

  1. Log into your 3dcart Online Store Manager
  2. Using the left hand navigation menu, go to Products >Product List
  3. Click the name or thumbnail of the product you'd like to review
  4. When the product opens up, click on its "SEO" tab located along the top.

The SEO Traffic Analytics will be shown at the top of the SEO tab's data.

To view SEO Traffic Analytics for a Category Page:

  1. Using the left hand navigation menu, go to Products >Categories
  2. Click the name of the category you'd like to review
  3. When the category opens up, click on the + icon to expand its "SEO Traffic Analytics" section.

To view SEO Traffic Analytics for a Blog Category Page:

  1. Using the left hand navigation menu, go to Content >Blog
  2. Click on the "Blog Categories" button located at the top right
  3. Click on the "Action Wheel" for the blog category you'd like to review and select "Edit"
  4. When the category opens up, click on the + icon to expand its "SEO Traffic Analytics" section.

To view SEO Traffic Analytics for a Blog Article Page:

  1. Using the left hand navigation menu, go to Content >Blog
  2. Locate the blog article you'd like to review and click on its "Action Wheel" to select "Edit"
  3. When the article opens up, click on the + icon to expand its "SEO Traffic Analytics" section.

To view SEO Traffic Analytics for your store's Home Page:

  1. Using the left hand navigation menu, go to Content >Site Content
  2. Locate the "Home Page" section and click on "Edit"
  3. When the Home Page opens up, click on the + icon to expand its "SEO Traffic Analytics" section.

To view SEO Traffic Analytics for an Extra Page:

  1. Using the left hand navigation menu, go to Content >Site Content
  2. Scroll down to the "Footer Extra Pages" section and click on "Edit"
  3. Locate the extra page you'd like to review and click on its Action Wheel to select "Content"
  4. When the extra page opens up, click on the + icon to expand its "SEO Traffic Analytics" section.

To view SEO Traffic Analytics for a Menu Link Page:

  1. Using the left hand navigation menu, go to Content >Site Content
  2. Scroll down to the "Top Menu Links" section and click on "Edit"
  3. Locate the Menu Link page you'd like to review and click on its Action Wheel to select "Content"
  4. When the Menu Link page opens up, click on the + icon to expand its "SEO Traffic Analytics" section.

Note
The above can also be used to review the SEO Traffic Analytics for your Blog's home page.


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