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Using a custom search page on my site

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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). 

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Re: Using a custom search page on my site

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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:

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