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Howto use Google Analytics with a multi parameter search

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I have to integrate GA in project which uses a multi parameter search which should be tracked in detail.

Imagine a web shop selling computers with the following choices (some of them are even multi-selects):

   RAM size
   Type of computer (e.g. laptop)
   Color
   ...

Using the Site-Search option in GA in conjunction with virtual pageviews it caught my eye that there is a restriction, that you can only define 5 parameters. This seems to me being a standard scenario but google search doesn't help me finding an answer.

How would you implement/configure a multi search scenario like this in GA?

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Howto use Google Analytics with a multi parameter search

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Hey Kevin,

 

Yes, with search categories you have limitations.  Why don't you capture the data you need in custom dimension(s).

 

More on that here:

 

https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/custom-dims-mets

 

Best,

 

Theo Bennett

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