How to log ajax requests in google analytics?

by june.crooks , in category: SEO Tools , 8 months ago

How to log ajax requests in google analytics?

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by elmo.conroy , 8 months ago

@june.crooks 

To log Ajax requests in Google Analytics, you can use the Measurement Protocol API. Here's a step-by-step guide:

  1. Set up Google Analytics: Go to the Google Analytics website and create an account if you haven't already. Set up a new property and get the tracking ID.
  2. Include the Google Analytics library: Add the Google Analytics library to your webpage by including the following code snippet in the head section of your HTML document, replacing "GA_TRACKING_ID" with your actual tracking ID.
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<script async src="https://www.googletagmanager.com/gtag/js?id=GA_TRACKING_ID"></script>


  1. Configure the tracking code: Add the following script code snippet after the above library inclusion.
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<script>
  window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || [];
  function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);}
  gtag('js', new Date());
  gtag('config', 'GA_TRACKING_ID');
</script>


  1. Track Ajax requests: Use JavaScript code to log Ajax requests by sending events or custom dimensions to Google Analytics.
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function trackAjaxRequest() {
  // Get the current URL or any relevant information for the request
  
  gtag('event', 'ajax_request', {
    'event_category': 'Ajax',
    'event_label': 'URL or other relevant info',
  });
}


In your Ajax request code, call the trackAjaxRequest function after completing the request or when appropriate.


You can modify the parameters (event_category, event_label, etc.) based on your requirements and event tracking strategy.

  1. Test and verify: Run the page with the updated code, initiate Ajax requests, and check the Google Analytics Real-Time reports to ensure the events are being tracked correctly.


Note: Make sure your website's privacy policy allows the tracking of Ajax requests and sending data to Google Analytics.