I'm trying to set up conversions using Google Analytics. What I want to define as a conversion is when a person clicks on certain images in my blog (product adverts). How can I do this in google analytics?

I found that you can track URL clicks, but the url the image leads to is offsite. Will that still work?

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You can track outbound links of any kind with Google Analytics using JavaScript.

See Google's help article on it, http://support.google.com/googleanalytics/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=72712.


For interactions such as clicking on product adverts that lead off-site, you'd be best of using Event Tracking. You can use virtual page views, but Google recommends event tracking for this type of interaction.

Once you'd added the event tracking code to the links you want to track, you'll need to setup those events as goals.

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