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Yesterday’s post shared information about age ranges and mapping them to generational marketing insights. We realized that some folks may want more information on how to enable Google Analytics Demographics on their account. Well this post is for you.
- You’ve enabled Analytics features that collect data about your traffic (e.g., Remarketing, Demographics & Interest Reporting).
- Advertising cookies and anonymous identifiers are implemented.
- Explain how visitors can opt-out.
To read the policy requirements for Google Analytics advertising features, it’s available in Google Support.
2. Modify Tracking Code
The next step in enabling the Google Analytics Demographics feature is to modify the tracking code. Google Analytics support provides four different tracking scripts:
- Universal Analytics
- Classic Analytics
This is script you’ll insert into your existing code between the “create” and “send commands. Note: if you use Google Tag Manager, there are a different set of instructions. Since this is an advanced feature, we’ll assume that you have the coding chops to follow these steps. For those with a WordPress website, WordPress.org has a forum that can help explain your options.
3. Enable Google Analytics Demographics By Editing Permissions
This is probably the easiest step. All you need to do is log into Google Analytics and choose Audience in the left side menu. Click on Demographics and select Enable Google Analytics Demographics. Once the data is available, you’ll be able to see an overview, age ranges and gender information about your visitors/sessions.
Easy peasy. If you still have questions, give me a shout out.
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