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Tracking time on page before an event hit

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Hi everybody, I'm looking for a way to track the amount of time before a user triggers an event. For example: if I have a button that's tagged as an event, how long does it take users to locate and click on that button? Any ideas?

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Re: Tracking time on page before an event hit

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Hi Luke - you could set up a custom metric and send it with the initial event triggered on the page. Another solution would be to send the existing event and then use a timing hit to send the time info as a separate hit / info.

Hope it helps.

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Zorin gave you a good advice. Smiley Happy


You can send a true hit timestamp as a Custom Dimension and then calculate the delta between any two hits in e.g. Google Sheets or some other place where you extract the data to.


Google Analytics also provides hour / minute / second dimensions for each hit by default, but it’s a bit more difficult to work with them as they are all in their own dimensions.


Let us know if you have any further questions.