64 thoughts on “Link Tracking with Google Analytics

  1. Jhon Edison Gutierrez Barbosa Post author

    Hi Julian, How is the best form the do an taxonomy for cross data?

    Reply
  2. Geek Passenger Post author

    Have you ever thought about doing a video about DoubleClick For Publishers? I know this is an admin tool for ads, but it has something pretty similar to GTM with its gtag.js. It's called Google Publisher Tag, and for what I've read, it can allow you to call certain resolutions ads based on device and even reload ads without having to refresh the entire page. It would be awesome to see your approach and thoughts on this. Thank you for your amazing content!

    Reply
  3. Omèr Rosenbaum Post author

    Hi Julian,
    Is tracking links to external websites is the same as tracking the links pointing to pages inside the website? If not, do you have a video for that?

    Reply
  4. Hotel Amazon B&B Amazon Bed and Breakfast Post author

    Thank Julian and Measureschool! you make life easy 🙂

    Reply
  5. TPG The Project Group Post author

    HI Julian, thanks for this very helpful video. Question: is this internal link tracking method you showed also recommended for links on the site leading to PDF downloads? Or is there another more feasible solution for that requirement?
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Thanks
    Achim

    Reply
  6. Upside of Downsizing® Post author

    Hi Julian – This in great info – I have watched it several times to set up an event. Everything seems to work fine in tag manager, but the info is not showing up in GA. Any ideas why?

    Reply
  7. Craig Sibbald Post author

    Hi Julian,

    I have tagged some external links (adwords, Facebook etc) using utm parameters.

    I went ahead and created a custom report in analytics using dimensions:

    Source = utm_source
    Medium = utm_medium
    Campaign = utm_campaign
    Ad content = utm_content
    ??? = utm_term

    In the example above which dimension would pull in utm_term data? Can’t seem to locate it. Searched “term” , “campaign term”. I suspect it may be keyword but not clear on this.

    Any pointers?

    Cheers!

    Reply
  8. Ben Alberson Post author

    So if you're using the convention "Click – text – clothing," is there an equivalent for images. In context: I'm trying to set up event tracking for campaign banners within my site that are in a slider. A unique characteristic of the assets in the slider is the div id "carousel" so could I do something like "click – image – carousel"?

    Reply
  9. 유성민 Post author

    Hi Julian,
    i wanna identify source/medium of the specific referral session which modified new session
    after passing through the Payment module

    Reply
  10. Lindsay Engle Post author

    Hey Julian!

    Thank you very much for all your videos!

    How would I use this to track traffic from guest blogs or contributor accounts? What would the campaign medium be? I cannot figure out how to track traffic from link building.

    Reply
  11. Rob Earp Post author

    The command click trick is not working for me. The new tag and page load is happening but the gtm.click step isn't appearing. I'm on Chrome. I wonder if that's changed somehow.

    Reply
  12. Giovanni Cunsolo Post author

    Great explanation…. I'm trying to do the same with CLICK URL but without success. Mayble would you be so kind to explain me how to do it?

    Reply
  13. Wallace Wambugu Post author

    Hi Julian, I have the tracking code of a website, how do I view reports for the same on Analytics?

    Reply
  14. Mitesh Shah Post author

    Amazing video! Loved it. Explains everything so intuitively. Was fed up of other spammy videos which were so confusing. Thanks!

    Reply
  15. Josh Alonzzo Post author

    Hi, would you know how to delete a specific source/medium from my ongoing list in google analytics for link tracking, since I have no use for those particular traffic sources anymore. Thanks

    Reply
  16. Martin Hamilton Post author

    What about clickbank affiliate links cloaked with pretty link pro? Would I just put the actual clickbank hoplink in?

    Reply
  17. Mathieu Gasquet Post author

    You mentioned that it takes a half an hour for the Event data to appear in the Behaviour section. Is it uncommon for it to take longer?

    Reply
  18. Sagi Waldman Post author

    hi and thanks for the video 🙂 for some reason i dont see any activity in my links….i work with an influencer and i cant track the activity

    Reply
  19. 4Z50 Post author

    Another great video! I have a question – How do I track the conversions from an inbound link from another website to my webshop?

    Reply
  20. Tait Brown Post author

    Hey Julian, how do you feel about using ITMs for internal campaigns? Specifically the article from smashingmagazine.

    Reply
  21. ABHIRUP DEB Post author

    If I use UTM for tracking – may I need to enable Manual tagging or Default Auto tagging will do

    Reply
  22. Rombout Versluijs Post author

    I recently changed my links, they were ending with / and removed that. Is there an easy way with filters to merge the data in analytics? I dont have many links at the moment because the site is still in sort of a building phase.

    Reply
  23. Rombout Versluijs Post author

    DO you always need to add all UTM variables, i mean why not compact source and medium, they can be the same right?

    Reply
  24. Rombout Versluijs Post author

    One thing one your website you specificially talk about the data driven wat. But if hardly any data is coming in what is there to measure? Getting data can be very expensive putting out all kinds of ads on all kinds of mediums. THan its sounds more like a gamble to me because you never know what will happen. I thinks its still kind of luck and guess work and one can be lucky enough if he/she throws in tons of money for advertisment.

    Reply
  25. Rombout Versluijs Post author

    PS why do you have a dropdown for the medium and not for the source and such. I noticed there is also print medium, how can a flyer be a medium? shouldnt that be email or newsletter than?

    Reply
  26. Rombout Versluijs Post author

    DO we really need to use variables for event tracking, i noticed there is flow in GA isnt that enough? Why i dont get is why would you need to track event click for links, those links are already tracked if right

    Reply
  27. Islam Mohamed Post author

    Is it possible to track a pdf download link hosted on my website but the link is posted on an email? E.g. https://example.com/ebook.pdf
    i tried your method and it only work on normal pages not a download link, do you suggest any other direct way (That don't require tracking a page that redirects to the pdf download and tracking that page)

    Reply
  28. MidnightMoon-Chad Post author

    Thank you Julian! This is EXACTLY what I need to implement link tracking for the header and footer navigation for a blog.

    Reply
  29. Aquinas HighSchool Post author

    How do you share an affiliate link with an influencer so they can track how many sales were generated from viewers clicking on a website they put in their bio?

    Reply
  30. Fredrick SujinDoss Post author

    Very helpful to track the link clicks on my client's website. Can easily understand the procedure. Explained so professionally.

    Reply
  31. Joshua Küssner Post author

    Hey Julian! Thank you so much for all your videos! But one thing I didn't really understand yet, also you don't show it in this video .. How can I actually track and retarget people who have just seen one specific FB ad? I guess I can't just create a custom conversion in Facebook with my shop´s url because then I would target everyone, or is there another way? How would retargeting work with FB ads in Analytics?
    Many thanks!

    Reply
  32. business videos Post author

    How can I install this on my LinkedIn profile? I can’t find <head> that it mentioned

    Reply
  33. Dahni Shaw Post author

    Thank you! It took me a bit but I got it. Great explanation

    Reply
  34. Dave E Post author

    Hi Julian, great video. Just for added clarity…assuming the UTM link is correct and traffic IS showing in the Acquisition > All Traffic > Source/Medium I have a client who has created a rule for recording revenue by the appearance of the Thank you page. So, my question…is there anything else we have to give to off-site advertising agencies other than the custom UTM in order to see revenue coming from their traffic? Meaning do I need to add any other code to our thank you page OR will all sales coming from a specific UTM record revenue? BTW, the thank you page code works perfectly for our organic and adwords perfectly. Just need to know if anything else needs to be included in the UTM or in our thank you page. Cheers!

    Reply
  35. ErrorError Post author

    This is a great bird's-eye-view of these two important concepts for marketing and SEO newbies. Thank you for creating and posting it!

    Reply
  36. Christophe Giraud Post author

    Thx Julian! very interesting topic bro 🙂

    Reply
  37. POM!PUNGPE Post author

    Thank you. Your knowledge is very much appreciated.

    Reply
  38. Jaehyun Lee Post author

    hi Julian!! I would like to search results after user search for a product. I think it can be done with GTM by using custom metric. I want you to make a video with this subject if possible 🙂

    Reply
  39. Sebastian Juel Post author

    I have set up a link with your excel file. It works in analytics under "Realtime", where i can see the source "tandlægebladet" as i typed in the link:
    But under "All trafic" – "Source/medium", it only displays "(direct) / (none)"

    Anyone know how to solve it?

    Reply
  40. Kam Mun Haw Post author

    Hi Julian,

    Can I still track the Facebook ads in Google analytic without access client's WordPress setting? So, I got google analytics account for my website. I got a new client and she just wants to do facebook lead form ad without any landing page. When lead filled up the lead form, there is a button to go her website. Can I still track Facebook ad performance in Google analytic? Thanks

    Reply
  41. Eduardo Silva Post author

    You rock ! Amazing guy you saved me

    Reply
  42. Dan Post author

    Hi Julian, for some reason, I am not able to see the trigger in Google Analytics?? I have used the page URL equals to the actual URL. Any ideas on how I can make this work? I also noticed that whatever I do, under the LINK CLICK > TAGS > Tags Fired On This Event None?? How do I fix this?

    Reply
  43. Jonathan Casanova Post author

    How to track email opens with TAG manager ? Have you a video?

    Reply
  44. Coni Ik Post author

    really good info! you gained a new subscriber 🙂

    Reply
  45. Meltdown Interactive Media Post author

    Nicely explained, thanks 🙂

    Reply
  46. Anez Chrisz Post author

    I have an utm error. if I use the symbol '?' (mysite.com/?utm = …) the results of the page were not found but were tracked on google analytics. when I use the symbol '#' (mysite.con / # utm = …) the results of the page are open to a destination and tracked on Google analytics in realtime. is there a suggestion to fix this?

    Reply
  47. Eknath Kadam Post author

    Thank you very much for this tutorial. I did observe that click and command+click are  registering but NOT "right click-open in new tab"

    Reply
  48. JM Agbayani Post author

    This is so useful and I learned a lot. Btw, towards the end of the video, you mention that you can create segments for those who click the link (event), do you have video guide for this? Thanks!

    Reply
  49. Kiran Varri Post author

    One of the BEST explanation on UTM/GTM/Event Tracking !! Kudos….

    Reply
  50. Haim Kadar Post author

    Hi Julian, Thanks for the awesome tutorials.

    I've got on my website an external contact form from my CRM, somehow I cannot track any clicks buttons on it.

    Is there any other solution I can maybe use to track how many people clicking on it?
    Many thanks

    Reply
  51. Julius Limia Post author

    Hi Julian,
    Thank you for all of the great content. I have a question. I want to track conversions from my bitly links on GA. I have the "/thank-you" set up on the goals section to track regular conversions on the site. Would there be any way to track bitly link conversions on GA using just the "/thank-you" page?

    Reply
  52. Lalitha lali Post author

    Can you make a video on how to track Google Adsense Clicks

    Reply
  53. Eskimoz Post author

    Bravo MeasureSchool, c'est du très beau travail !

    Reply
  54. Krishnan Madhu Post author

    Hey bro Great,

    I need your advice how to measure WhatsApp link from Facebook ads. Any type ads like direct WhatsApp business connect method or API short link to drive traffic methods.

    When am doing traffic methods it shows only who all are clicked the link it shown that measurements only. But the problem is some people not press WhatsApp send button. I need to measure only who pressed whatsap send button i.e only recivied WhatsApp messages.

    Thanks in advance

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *