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Getting In Site Search Results to show in GA

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Not sure if this is the right location but I'll try:

 

Our client installed an in site search bar to the site but the search results are not tracking in GA. This search bar apparently was set up as a plug in for Joomla. When I looked for help Google gave me replies for how to do it through Google but not when the search bar is a plug-in.

Any ideas how i can set up the tracking so that the in site search results will show in GA?

 

Thanks!

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Re: Getting In Site Search Results to show in GA

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Hi,

When you do a search on the site please check if you can find something like "?search=abc" in the address bar. From the example "search" is your search query parameter. You need to enable site search in Admin -> View -> View Settings and put your search query parameter into the query parameter field. Hope this helps.

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Re: Getting In Site Search Results to show in GA

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Thanks for the reply. One problem is when I go to View Settings the Site
Search is marked as enabled however, it is faded out as in I cannot change
it nor enter the search parameters. The site that has the insite search bar
is made in Joomla and I do not know how the in site search bar was
installed. Perhaps my issue could be in that end??

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Re: Getting In Site Search Results to show in GA

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Hi,

Do you have edit permissions for your view where you are trying to set up site search?

Arnold Majlath, Google Analytics Top Contributor
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