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Create Funnel visualization to an event

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Hello 

 

I am trying to create a destination goal that leads to a event.

 

I first tried to set a destination goal with the destination URL as  http://www.hqontario.ca/portals/0/Documents/pr/measuring-up-2016-en.pdf 

 

Since this is not technically a page, GA wont let me set this the destination.

 

I would like to somehow create a funnel visualization that shows traffic through the site to eventually get to the event. 

 

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you

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Create Funnel visualization to an event

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Hi @Benjamin M
Events cannot be steps in goal funnels. 
What can be done, instead of tracking an event, it can be setup to track as a virtual pageview instead 

and this will then show in the pageview report and the virtual pageview can be used as a goal destination url or steps within a goal funnel

so.. instead of tracking say an onclick event for the link to the pdf.. you could instead have an onclick configured as such:

ga('send', 'pageview', 'page path');

 

 

 

 

Bronwyn Vourtis, Google Analytics Top Contributor
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Create Funnel visualization to an event

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Thank You.  I will give that a try.

 

Create Funnel visualization to an event

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Have you tried setting up an event on the button or trigger that takes you to the pdf, and then create an "event based goal" in goals?  This should also allow you to have your goal and its funnel as all of the other goals do. Let me know what you think!