A few months ago my website was hacked. I didn’t realize this for a few weeks because I don’t check it very often. It occurred to me the other day that I could use Google Analytics Intelligence Alerts to keep an eye on my website. The alert system will notify me when something goes wrong.
This technique is also good to notify you in case you forget to renew your domain name (which I’ve also done.)
Here is how to set it up.
Open up your analytics dashboard for the site you want to monitor. Click on Intelligence Alerts as shown in the screen shot below.
Then, setup your alert as follows.
Click Save alert and you’re ready to go.
Do you have any cool Google Analytics tricks? Let me know in the comments.