Tagged: google analytics
December 21, 2011 at 8:04 am #7739
What do you think the best way for me to end up with a thank you page I can provide to GA for conversion tracking? I am familiar with the options either being to pass a “virtual page view” explained in the Google Analytics documentation or actual have a unique thank you page. Either case that thank you page is required for basic conversion analysis..which I just gotta have.
Any thoughts?December 22, 2011 at 3:10 am #59104
I have no idea what you mean by a thank you page. Could you elaborate what you’re trying to achieve?December 22, 2011 at 6:28 am #59105
Yeah sure no problem. Ok so…where do I begin. Easiest way to put it is google needs a unique page that is used as the “Goal Confirmation Page”. Thank you pages (“hey thanks for filling out this form”) are only accessed after submitting a form (in theory and for the most part)…or in more advanced configurations a confirmation page after a purchase. Google Analytics has more advanced conversion analysis for ecommerce sites for the latter purpose which is not what I am suggesting. What I want to take advantage of is the basic conversion tracking features…you know based on email leads from the website this allows for us to know how different traffic sources and campaigns perform.
Let me know if thats clear…if something was built into the template then I would say leave the design the way it is and understand this:
Then there would be very little to do as a “fake” page view would be passed to GA and that is what would be used as the Thank you/Goal Confirmation page…and would be very sweet.December 22, 2011 at 7:11 am #59106
Our form is js/ajax based because many users prefer ajax over page redirections, confirmation pages, etc. Even Contact form 7 would require a redirect: http://contactform7.com/blog/2009/11/24/tracking-form-submissions-with-google-analytics/ – the only plugin I know which supports a thank you page is Formidable.December 23, 2011 at 4:51 am #59107
I understand…my suggestion would definitely then to pass a virtual pageview to Google Analytics:
from the above link: “Use the _trackPageview() method along with a URL you fabricate in order to track clicks from users that do not lead to actual website pages on your site. “
Have watched this done this several times on sites where there is lots of ajax features and js. Conversion analysis is super important to me so I hate to be a pain so I will ask what you suggest I do if you can’t make it happen?December 23, 2011 at 7:42 am #59108
I’d use the Formidable contact form because it offers a thank you page out of the box and the lite version is also free.
PeterDecember 23, 2011 at 4:42 pm #59109December 29, 2011 at 11:04 am #59110
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