How to trigger custom script on google analytics event?

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by aniyah , in category: SEO Tools , 9 months ago

How to trigger custom script on google analytics event?

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by arlo , 8 months ago

@aniyah 

To trigger a custom script on a Google Analytics event, you can follow these steps:

  1. Set up Google Analytics: Before you can track events and trigger scripts, you need to set up Google Analytics on your website or app. You can create an account and get your tracking ID.
  2. Set up event tracking: Define the events you want to track. For example, you might want to track clicks on a specific button or form submissions. You can use the ga() function or the newer gtag() function to send event data to Google Analytics. Example using ga() function: ga('send', 'event', 'category', 'action', 'label'); Example using gtag() function: gtag('event', 'action', { 'event_category': 'category', 'event_label': 'label', });
  3. Create a custom HTML script: Once you have determined the event you want to trigger your script on, create a custom script using JavaScript or jQuery. This script will run when the event occurs in Google Analytics. You can place this script directly on your web page or in an external JavaScript file. Example with jQuery: $(document).on('click', '#button-id', function() { // Custom script to be triggered on click event }); Example with JavaScript: document.getElementById('button-id').addEventListener('click', function() { // Custom script to be triggered on click event });
  4. Implement the script: Place the custom script on your web page so that it will be executed when the specified event occurs. Make sure the script is loaded and accessible for the event tracking to work. If you are using a content management system (CMS) like WordPress, you can use a plugin or theme hook to add the script. Otherwise, you may need to directly modify your website's HTML or JavaScript files.
  5. Test and verify: Once everything is set up, verify that the event tracking and script execution are working correctly by triggering the event and checking if the custom script is executed.


Note: It's crucial to have a working understanding of JavaScript to ensure your custom script functions correctly.