jQuery Event Tracking Generator for Google Analytics
Everybody these days knows about the awesome power of jQuery. Among its multitude of uses, it allows you to target elements on an HTML page in bulk. Let's say you have a page with a hundred different links on it. You might want to target twenty of the links inside a particular list element only, and apply some special click event to just those elements. jQuery is the tool for you, as it can save you from having to write twenty different onclick attributes on each a tag.
jQuery is also an invaluable tool for Google Analytics, as it allows us to reliably target clicks on links of a certain type and send some special event to Google Analytics. For example, you might want to fire off a virtual pageview every time someone clicks on a link with the .pdf extension. Or you might want to fire a custom event on every click of an external link. jQuery makes this task easy, so long as you know how to use it.
Enter the Google Analytics jQuery Tracking Generator. This wizard will auto-generate custom jQuery code to help you fire off custom events, virtual pageviews, or custom variables to Google Analytics, on the links or forms of your choosing!
Follow the steps below and copy the code into your web project. When prompted, you may also click on the big orange button to add multiple events, pageviews and variables, across new links and forms!
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About Alex Moore
Alex Moore is our Analytics Department Lead. For over a decade he has built websites from the ground up, placing web analytics at the root of digital marketing strategy. Alex has spent eight years in the consultancy world and in client-facing roles, working on search engine marketing, development, web analytics and custom reporting. He also heads up our LunaMetrics training seminars across the country. The next seminar Alex will be leading will be a Google Analytics training in San Francisco. An avid independent backpacker and traveler, Alex received his Masters in Religious Dialogue in Ireland, where he discovered that most sectarian conflict can be settled over a pint of plain.