Update on Tracking JavaScript Redirects

In a previous post (Track Redirects in Analytics), I gave a couple of examples on how you can track redirects using Google Analytics.  One of these methods was to implement a JavaScript redirect after you run your Google Analytics tracking JavaScript.  This way the redirect runs after the page has tracked a visit (and the visit will show up in your Content section in Analytics).

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Blogs/Articles for 2009-04-20

Blogs/Articles for 2009-04-20

Track outbound links and file downloads with Google Analytics

Track outbound links and file downloads with Google Analytics

One of those not-so-obvious features of Google Analytics is its ability to track outbound links and file downloads. This feature isn’t available by default, because Google Analytics tracks links by way of the tracking script you paste. So when users click from one page to the other on your site, Google Analytics can track the sequence of this visit.


Since your Analytics tracking code doesn’t exist on 3rd party websites you link to, Google Analytics won’t track this (at least not in your account—the site you link to may also have GA, but for privacy reasons, Google won’t share their data with you). Likewise, you can’t embed your GA tracking on a PDF or WMV file.

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