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Event tracking in Google Anayltics

Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:08 pm
by drfermion
We find it immensely helpful to have event tracking in google analytics for video presentations that that we have in our blog pages - this allows us to determine what percentage of page viewers actually play the video, how many play for more than 25%, 50% etc and how many actually reach the end of the video. All these stats are useful for monitoring and improve page and video engagement. Using google spreadsheets it is possible to create quite complex sequences of google analytics queries that give all this information in one view.

It would seem that webrotate product images could also benefit from this type of event tracking - for example 1) to establish what percentage of customers spin the product image at all (if you don't autospin it may not be obvious) 2) do they spin it enough to see all the available hotspots 3) do they open any hotspots ... as a start.

If you are not in the position to incorporate such tracking yourselves is it possible for you to provide a mechanism via API callback so that we can fire off a google analytics event in the case of the types of behaviour described above. It would allow us to establish if our customers are actually utilising the product spin functionality we are going to so much trouble to create.

thanks,

Kurt

Re: Event tracking in Google Anayltics

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:53 pm
by WebSupport
Hi Kurt, thanks so much for the detailed explanation of the requirement. It makes perfect sense! We received a few similar requests for GA integration recently as well.. Please give us about 2 weeks to finally integrate this in the next v3.6 beta release..

We're releasing a new & tested v3.6 build with several new features sometime this week, so once it's out, we'll add the GA integration and send you the new links (will PM you soon).

Re: Event tracking in Google Anayltics

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:44 pm
by drfermion
Great, I look forward to seeing this feature - please let me know if you wish to discuss it further.

Re: Event tracking in Google Anayltics

Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 3:45 am
by drfermion
It has been 4 weeks since you mentioned that this would be incorporated in the next, or next but one build, is that out yet ?

Re: Event tracking in Google Anayltics

Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 11:02 pm
by WebSupport
Hi! There's a couple of new features and related fixes that have to be completed before we can release GA integration as it's in a shared code and break things.. Hopefully later this week or early next week but it's really close now.

Re: Event tracking in Google Anayltics

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:38 pm
by WebSupport