How to track clicks in google analytics?

by elmo.conroy , in category: SEO Tools , 4 months ago

How to track clicks in google analytics?

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by bertha , 4 months ago

@elmo.conroy 

To track clicks in Google Analytics, you can follow these steps:

  1. Set up Google Analytics: If you haven't already, create a Google Analytics account for your website and install the tracking code on all the pages you want to track.
  2. Define an Event: Determine what specific clicks you want to track. It could be a button click, a link click, or any other interaction you want to monitor.
  3. Implement Event Tracking Code: Add the necessary code to the element (button, link, etc.) you want to track. The code typically looks like this: For a button click:
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<button onclick="ga('send', 'event', 'Button', 'Click', 'ButtonName');" >Button</button>


For a link click:

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<a href="/link-url" onclick="ga('send', 'event', 'Link', 'Click', 'LinkName');">Link</a>


Replace 'ButtonName' and 'LinkName' with suitable names for your button/link.

  1. Save and Publish: Save the changes you've made on your website and publish them so that the new code is live.
  2. Analyze the Data: After implementing the event tracking code, Google Analytics will start tracking the clicks. To find the data, log in to your Google Analytics account, go to the "Behavior" section, and click on "Events" under "Overview." You can then explore various event reports to analyze the tracked clicks.


Note: It may take some time for the data to appear in your Google Analytics reports, so be patient, especially if you have low website traffic.


Remember to comply with the Google Analytics terms of service and ensure you are following any applicable privacy and data protection regulations.