I guess my question is sort of a two parter...
- Is it possible to capture a Google Analytics visitors id? (not their traditional Google account id) I'm assuming the Google Analytics script gives users a cookie with an id (specific to the Analytics/Adwords application) to track their page navigation.
- Is there a Google API/web service that allows to pass the given Analytics visitor ID to mark a goal conversion (and value for the conversion) outside of the original visitor's web browser?
I have a conversion/goal setup on our Analytics profile (that is shared with our Adwords account) to record a success when the visitor fills out a form on our website. Problem is, we don't know if that form submission really generated any value for us until maybe even months down the road.
What would be really awesome is, if upon that form submit, we could pass their Google Analytics visitor ID to our database, and then later update that visitors conversion and value once we've actually realized that value.
I'm fairly skeptical this is actually possible.