Using a custom search page on my site
I have an internal (behind the firewall) website (so Google can't index it). My site has a built-in search feature. There is a Search box on every page. When a user enters a search, they are taken to:
So If I search for 'encryption' the search is:
If I search for 'host name' the search is:
When I look at the data in Analytics, it shows me how many people hit the search page, but I can't figure out how to make it tell me *what the search term was*.
I've tried reading the help, and I've checked every setting I can find in Analytics, and I'm not sure if this is a feature that is missing (because Analytics expects you to use traditional search engines), or if I just haven't stumbled across it yet.
Is there a way for me to see search terms in Analytics? Or is there a way to configure Analytics to provide me with these search terms that were passed as part of the URL to the search page so I can see search terms in Analytics?
Thanks for your help, and patience (first time here).
Re: Using a custom search page on my site[ Edited ]
May 2016 - last edited May 2016
Google Analytics ignores hash tags. Your best bet is to use Google Tag Manager. Here is Daniel Carlbom's solution, which I've successfully adapted for some of my clients: http://dcarlbom.com/google-tag-manager/remove-url-query-string-via-google-tag-manager/
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