Analytics and Automator on Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion


Henrik Dalgaard

Echo One

Rosenfeldt 40

3600 Frederikssund


Central European Time


  1. 1. A Google Analytics account and an ID which looks like: UA-123456-1

  2. 2. You need Automator which you find in your Applications folder.

  3. 3. For this tiny piece of software I ask for a tiny price, just $7.95

  4. 4. I last tested this with Mac OS X 10.7.3 and 10.8 and iWeb 3.0.3 from iLife ‘11.

  5. 5. If you use FTP, the common solution now MobileMe has closed, you need an FTP app.

  6. 6. Money back guarantee. Should you not be satisfied just ask me for a refund.

July 25 2012 - I have checked that it still works on Mountain Lion

When you have paid you receive the download link via email.

So type your email address correctly and make sure your spam filter does not block too much!

Installation and First Automator Script

Download via the link in your email when you purchased. Then install the action “Add Google Analytics” by double clicking it. Should you choose to uninstall it just republish your entire web site.

Start Automator - and choose to make new empty Workflow - the “Service” kind.

Set the service to work on files and folders selected in Finder.

Find the “Add Google Analytics Action in your Library and drag it to the Workflow area.

Enter your Google Analytics ID

Save as the workflow as “Add Google Analytics” (or any other name you like)

Tip for those who run more sites and have several IDs: You can set it to ask the ID under options. Also check the Save as Application way of automation.

Quit Automator

Ready to Publish

Whenever you update your web site you need to add code to the updated pages.

  1. 1)You publish to a folder instead of directly from iWeb.

  2. 2)Add the analytics code to the pages you just published.

  3. 3)Upload, with your favorite FTP application (Transmit has sync!) , to the FTP site which hosts your site.

For more detail watch the screen recordings of these 3 steps.

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