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How to Install GA4 into your Magento 2 store

In the ever-evolving realm of e-commerce, gaining a nuanced understanding of customer behavior is paramount for driving strategic growth and success. Google Analytics 4 (GA4) emerges as a powerful tool for businesses, offering advanced data collection and analysis capabilities that deliver a deeper comprehension of user engagement and conversion patterns compared to Universal Analytics. This comprehensive guide meticulously outlines the steps involved in seamlessly integrating the GA4 tracking code into your Magento 2 store, unlocking valuable insights to optimize your online presence and make data-driven decisions.


  • Magento 2 Store: Ensure you have an active and operational Magento 2 store in place.
  • Google Account: To access GA4, create a Google account if you haven’t already done so.

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Establish Your GA4 Property

    • Navigate to the Google Analytics platform (
    • If you’re a new user, select “Get started today.” Existing users can access their account directly.
    • Click “Start measuring” to initiate the creation of a new GA4 account.
    • Provide a descriptive name for your account and website, along with your preferred data sharing settings.
    • Click “Next” to progress to creating your GA4 property.
    • Assign a name to your property and choose the appropriate time zone. Click “Create” to complete this step.
  2. Create a Data Stream

    • Within your GA4 interface, access the “Admin” section.
    • Under “Property,” locate “Data Streams” and then select “Add stream.”
    • Choose “Web” as the stream type and click “Next.”
    • Enter your website’s URL (e.g., “[invalid URL removed]”) and provide a clear and concise name for the stream.
    • Click “Create” to finalize the data stream setup.
  3. Retrieve Your Measurement ID

    • In the GA4 property settings, navigate to the “Admin” section once again.
    • Under “Property,” locate “Measurement ID.” This unique code is essential for integrating GA4 into your Magento 2 store.

Implementation Methods

There are two primary options for implementing the GA4 tracking code in Magento 2:

A. Manual Code Placement (Recommended for Developers)

  1. Access the Magento 2 Admin Panel: Log in to your Magento 2 admin dashboard.
  2. Navigate to Content > Head Scripts: Go to “Content” and then “Head Scripts.”
  3. Create a New Script: Click “Add Script” and provide a suitable name (e.g., “GA4 Tracking Code”).
  4. Paste the Measurement ID: In the “Script” section, copy and paste the Measurement ID obtained from GA4.
  5. Save the Script: Click “Save Script” to activate the GA4 tracking code on your website.

B. Google Tag Manager (GTM) Integration (Recommended for Non-Developers)

GTM offers a centralized platform for managing various tags and scripts, simplifying the process and ensuring code accuracy.

  1. Create a GTM Account and Container
    • Visit [invalid URL removed] and create a new GTM account.
    • Follow the prompts to create a new container specifically for your Magento 2 store.
  2. Set Up a GA4 Tag
    • Within your GTM container, click “Tags” and then “New.”
    • Select “Google Analytics: GA4 Configuration” as the tag type.
    • Paste your GA4 Measurement ID in the “Measurement ID” field.
    • Choose the appropriate trigger (e.g., “All Pages”) to determine when the GA4 tag fires.
    • Name your tag and click “Save” to complete the setup.
  3. Publish GTM Changes
    • Click “Submit” to publish the changes made to your GTM container.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to add the GTM container code to your Magento 2 store, typically in the <head> section of your website’s layout.

Verification and Testing

  1. Verify GA4 Setup: After implementing the tracking code using either method, visit and navigate to your GA4 property.
  2. Check Real-time Reports: Click on the “Real-time” section to observe if user activity is being successfully recorded. If real-time data populates within a few minutes, your GA4 integration is functional.


By following these comprehensive instructions, you’ll successfully integrate GA4 into your Magento 2 store, empowering you to leverage the robust data insights it provides to optimize your marketing strategies, enhance customer experiences, and drive sustainable growth for your online business. 
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