Site Kit by Google

Description

Site Kit is the official WordPress plugin from Google for insights about how people find and use your site. Site Kit is the one-stop solution to deploy, manage, and get insights from critical Google tools to make the site successful on the web. It provides authoritative, up-to-date insights from multiple Google products directly on the WordPress dashboard for easy access, all for free.

Bringing the best of Google tools to WordPress

Site Kit includes powerful features that make using these Google products seamless and flexible:

  • Easy-to-understand stats directly on your WordPress dashboard
  • Official stats from multiple Google tools, all in one dashboard
  • Quick setup for multiple Google tools without having to edit the source code of your site
  • Metrics for your entire site and for individual posts
  • Easy-to-manage, granular permissions across WordPress and different Google products

Supported Google tools

Site Kit shows key metrics and insights from different Google products:

  • Search Console: Understand how Google Search discovers and displays your pages in Google Search. Track how many people saw your site in Search results, and what query they used to search for your site.
  • Analytics: Explore how users navigate your site and track goals you’ve set up for your users to complete.
  • AdSense: Keep track of how much your site is earning you.
  • PageSpeed Insights: See how your pages perform compared to other real-world sites. Improve performance with actionable tips from PageSpeed Insights.
  • Tag Manager: Use Site Kit to easily set up Tag Manager- no code editing required. Then, manage your tags in Tag Manager.
  • Optimize: Use Site Kit to easily set up Optimize- no code editing required. Then, set up A/B tests in Optimize.

Installation

Note: Make sure that your website is live. If your website isn’t live yet, Site Kit can’t show you any data.
However, if you have a staging environment in addition to your production site, Site Kit can display data from your production site in the staging environment. Learn how to use [Site Kit with a staging environment] (https://sitekit.withgoogle.com/documentation/using-site-kit-on-a-staging-environment/).

Installation from within WordPress

  1. Visit Plugins > Add New.
  2. Search for Site Kit by Google.
  3. Install and activate the Site Kit by Google plugin.
  4. Connect Site Kit to your Google account. If there are multiple WordPress admins, keep in mind that each admin must connect their own Google account in order to access the plugin.

Manual installation

  1. Upload the entire google-site-kit folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Visit Plugins.
  3. Activate the Site Kit by Google plugin.
  4. Connect Site Kit to your Google account. If there are multiple WordPress admins, keep in mind that each admin must connect their own Google account in order to access the plugin.

After activation

  1. Visit the new Site Kit menu.
  2. Follow the instructions in the setup flow.
  3. Go to the main Site Kit dashboard which already displays key metrics from Search Console.
  4. Connect additional Google tools under Site Kit > Settings. Learn more about which tools are right for you.

FAQ

For more information, visit the official Site Kit website.

Where should I submit my support request?

First, check our troubleshooting guide. If you’re still experiencing issues, use the wordpress.org support forums. If you have a technical issue with the plugin where you already have more insight on how to fix it, you can also open an issue on GitHub instead.

Is Site Kit free?

The Site Kit plugin is free and open source, and will remain so. Individual Google products included in Site Kit are subject to standard terms and fees (if any) for those products.

What happens if I already use another plugin to integrate one or more Google products?

We’re happy to hear that and you can continue using it if it meets your needs. You can also install Site Kit alongside to gain access to other insights and integrations.

Will Google offer more tools through Site Kit?

We plan to expand the plugin’s capabilities and integrations in the future; we’d love to get your feedback on which products and features we should prioritize.

How can I contribute to the plugin?

If you have some ideas to improve the plugin or to solve a bug, feel free to raise an issue or submit a pull request in the GitHub repository for the plugin. Please stick to the contributing guidelines. You can also contribute to the plugin by translating it. Simply visit translate.wordpress.org to get started.

Reviews

31 İyul 2020
Instaled, OK, activated OK, switch to Sitekit Dashboard - failed.. Really shame for company like google. It can not make one simple plugin which Works - there are too many people with same problem.... so maybe next version...
23 İyul 2020
I have been using Sitekit since it was first released. I have it installed on about a dozen sites of all kinds. I have not had any compatibility issues and it has made connecting to GA and SC easier and faster, (time and money). I have had one issue with a site that had to do with Permissions. However, it was a unique situation and I am not sure it was all the fault of Sitekit. Support was great and we did get the issue resolved. I am pretty happy with it.
22 İyul 2020
What is the purpose of this? I understand some dev thinks this is usefull because his/her implementations are better because he/she is closer to google? That would be terrible because it stops open devs from making plugins and if there is one thing we learned over the years it is you can never trust google like you might have done with Wave or Buzz and the many other tools google killed off once they lost interest. I strongly discourage anyone from using this. As you can read in the other reviews the code itself is just bad as it slows down your site a lot more than other plugins with the same functionality. WPSSO is nice and made by nice people.
14 İyul 2020
Gets stuck at compatibility testing. Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 () Not really a surprise.
09 İyul 2020
I just used MU plugin to disable all plugins and enable site kit only. Without any plugins, the whole wp site takes 40 ms (measured by Nginx's $request_time of php processing). After I add site kit, the number increased to 52ms (a 12ms increase, 1/4 of the WordPress loading). With all other plugins used, it can be easily increased to 200 ms with network round trip which can be very slow interpreted by users. The site kit team clearly does not take performance into account, while performance is a must-have for all websites and Google itself penalize slow websites.
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Contributors & Developers

“Site Kit by Google” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

For the plugin’s changelog, please see the Releases page on GitHub.