How to Add Fathom Analytics to Your Ghost-Powered Website

In this post, I’ll guide you through integrating Fathom into your Ghost-powered website.

Sign Up for Fathom

First, you need to create an account on the Fathom Analytics website. Head to and sign up for an account. Fathom offers a free trial period to explore its features and see if it fits your needs.

Create a Site

After signing up, log in to your Fathom dashboard and create a new site. You’ll asked to enter basic information about your website, including its name and URL. Once you’ve done that, Fathom will generate a tracking code you’ll need in the next step.

Add Fathom Code to Your Ghost Website

Now, it’s time to integrate Fathom into your Ghost website. Follow these steps:

  1. Access Your Ghost Admin Panel: Log in to your Ghost admin panel by visiting

  2. Navigate to Code Injection: In the admin panel, go to “Settings” and then “Code Injection.” This is where you can add custom code to your website.

  3. Insert the Fathom Tracking Code: In the “Site Header” section of the “Code Injection” settings, paste the Fathom tracking code you generated in your Fathom dashboard. This code usually looks like a JavaScript snippet.

  4. Save Changes: Don’t forget to save your changes!

Verify Installation

After adding the Fathom tracking code to your Ghost website, it’s a good idea to verify that everything is working correctly. Here’s what you can do:

  1. Wait for Data: Give Fathom time to start collecting data. It might take time, so be patient.

  2. Check Fathom Dashboard: Head back to your Fathom dashboard and see if your website is registering any activity. This will confirm that the tracking code is successfully integrated.

Explore Fathom Analytics

Congratulations! You’ve successfully integrated Fathom Analytics into your Ghost-powered website. Now, you can explore the insightful data that Fathom provides without compromising your visitors’ privacy.

Fathom offers various features to help you understand your website’s performance, such as page views, referrers, bounce rates, and more. Dive into the dashboard and start making data-driven decisions to improve your website.