@Geoff Jackson helped me to write this little how to.
If you have a website with a lot of Ajax in use or just steps/goals that you can not identify via URL you will have to use extra pageview-tracking. That is because Google Analytics does not allow custom events or dimensions in their goal steps.
On each page of your website is a button that ...
Why not just set it up as an event and then track the event. It will appear in the Events section of your Google Analytics profile and you can also set up a goal based on that event.
You can create the event here.
Of course, you can. It's as simple as creating the tags in Google Tag Manager and set up those events in Google Analytics as Goals.
However, in this scenario, you can send the data to Analytics as events or virtual pageviews. As events, you can check them in the event's report and as virtual pageviews, you can work with them as usual URLs inside Analytics. ...
Opening new tabs or windows does not cause Google Analytics to start a new session for the user.
Google Analytics starts new sessions when:
There is no existing session cookie
The existing session is more than 30 minutes old
There is an external referrer on the request
None of these apply to a request opened in a new tab.
I figured it out.
What happens is that users who are not logged in yet get redirected to the sign in page and the GA code doesn't get executed until after they are redirected back after they login. So the login page gets a new client id.
The solution I came up with was to tweak with the redirection logic (devise) and to pass the _ga parameter to the login ...
You need to wait at least 24 hours for data to be processed into your standard GA reports. You could also try to verify in your Real-Time reports where you will see the conversion increase if it is successfully tracked.
In order to get a conversion from Adwords is required an initial click, so, the answer to your question is that there will be no problem at all.
On Facebook, you can see all the conversions for all the traffic sources, although the only ones associated to a campaign will be the ones that come from a click on the ad.
This depends on where you are looking for the goal conversions. If you look at Conversions > Goals > Goal URLs, all conversions will be attributed to the home page since that's where they literally occurred.
However, if you go to Behavior > Site Content > Landing Pages, you should see conversions attributed to the blog pages -- after a quick change to the ...
You're right that it's tracking only the final page, but it doesn't mean your funnel is broken. You've run into an aspect of Google Analytics that is confusingly named. "Required" in a destination goal funnel does not mean "required for the goal to convert", it only means "required for the conversion to show in the Conversions > Goals > Funnel Visualization ...
Obviously, there cannot be a definitively right or wrong answer to this question due to its subjective nature. However, based on my past SEO experience and some freshly completed research inspired by your query, I offer this opinionated answer atop a foundation of facts.
Neither the home page, nor the contact page, nor the about page, can be pitted against ...
Providing that you're only passing non-personal, anonymous information as covered here, there shouldn't be any downsides.
This could help identify repeat purchases by individuals, as well as provide helpful information about conversions paths, such as which devices they're using to purchase your products with, as covered here by Google.
You are looking at visits, so consider this case:
[Item Page] -> [Purchase] -> [Purchase] -> [Checkout]
i.e. the user got some sort of error on the purchase page, refreshes the page etc., which will count the a second visit on this page, but the entire funnel is still valid.
You have to look really careful about what is tracked and what are the possible ...
I found the solution to the problem myself and I would like to post the answer in here just in case someone goes through the same struggle.
Basically the Goal value did not match the value in the function. The Goals configuration page looked like this
I noticed the message under the "Use the Event value as the Goal value for the conversion" (Answered "YES"...
All those parameters are available as Primary or Secondary dimensions in your Standard reports. If you look at @inkovic's screenshot at the top, you see the header, "Primary Dimension", and then there's "Campaign". Similarly, you can search for the Content (it's called "Ad Content").
If you want, you can even create a Custom Report which shows you all your ...
The validation conversion rate is just a "prediction", but when you see you actual conversion rate it is 0 because the goal hasn't taken effect yet. You will need to wait a day for conversion rates to be non-zero, assuming you get actual conversion until then. Goals are not retroactive either.
The predicted goal conversion rate (ie. 0.78% in your case) is an estimate of the rate of conversion if your configuration were to be applied to past data, which of course it will not do. Also, data processing of goal conversion (and all GA) data takes some time, usually up to 24 hours, so your reports will still show 0 until the data has been processed.
Using GA Campaign tagging on internal links is not recommended as they will override the original source/medium of the visitor.
There are so many ways this can be done.
The quickest/easiest to get up and running with would be event tracking.
Clicks to links would usually be tracked via event tracking triggered by an onclick.
Banner/image 'impressions' ...
Backfilling Funnel Steps
What happens if someone skips one of the steps in the funnel?
The Funnel Visualization report backfills any skipped steps between the step at which the user entered the funnel and the step at which the user exited the funnel.
For example, let's say your ...
You cannot change the way that Google Analytics works to require all steps of the funnel. Any time a user makes it to a later step, Google Analytics "back fills" any missing steps in-between and it will appear that they happened in the reporting.
Backfilling Funnel Steps
What happens ...
Google tag manager and Google Analytics can't run on redirect URLs.
The simplest solution would be to redirect the user back to the home page with a URL parameter:
Adding a URL parameter to the URL usually shows the same content, but creates a different URL that can be used as a destination goal in Google Analytics.
A different solution would be to send an event from the home page when the ...
Goal funnels only affect the goal funnel report.
All other goal reports will record a goal conversion if someone reaches the goal destination URL.
With funnels, only the first step can be marked as a required step, in which case, entrances lower in the funnel will not be shown in the funnel chart, and only those site visitors that fulfill the first step ...
The event value is an integer and should not be within quote characters.
ga('send', 'event', 'Captain', 'Click', 'Captain telegram', 1);
As the link is using target="_blank", the visitor leaving the page should not be an issue as the initial page with the ...
Goals aren't applied retroactively, which is somewhat misleading from the ability of "Verify this goal" function. You would think that if Analytics could spot where a goal completion would have occurred in the past week, then they should be able to add that data to the reports. But they don't.
Completions are only logged based on the current ...
The reason is simple. Goal is triggered by its condition (in your case, destination url) and is not affected by funnel steps. So in terms of conversion reports goals with same destination but different funnel steps are equal. Funnel steps are only used for funnel visualization report.
Google Tag Manager has an option to "decorate forms". You can find it under your pageview tag: More Settings -> Cross Domain Tracking -> Decorate Forms. Set that to true and GTM will send the GA cookie along to where the form submits to. If you have additional redirects after that, it'll be more difficult. What do you mean by this:
after you submit then ...
Doesn't GA say to use /thank-you.html instead of http://www.example.com/thank-you.html when configuring goal steps?
I think that might be what the hostname comments above are touching on.
You should be able to see some conversion data via Real Time analytics without having to wait 24 hours.
Have you tried recording your tags with Tag Assistant or the GTM ...
It shouldn't cause a problem at all. I think you're applying human thinking to a computer problem.
If the pages are different then analytics will treat them as separate chains of links. No issue whatsoever.
Of course the actual issue is with someone looking at the different reports / goals in 6 months remember the differences, and report correctly back to ...