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How to set event for external link click?

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Hi,

 

I've an external link and need to track how many people are clicking on it. I could see that through events set up we can track. Can you please tell me the step by step process to setting up the external link clicks in analytics event?

 

Thanks for your help.

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Hi ,
You can use anything in value but If I were you I would use www.example.com as label not value. If you are not able to decide any monetary value you can leave blank.

Hope this helps.

Thanks

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Hi,

Please follow the steps Track outbound links @ https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1136920?hl=en

This post will also helpful in setting up event for external links @ http://www.axllent.org/docs/view/track-outbound-links-with-analytics-js/

Thanks

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Hi Santosh,

 

Thanks for your reply.

 

I used as per the attachment. Please find attached the screenshot. Will this work?

 

If yes, can you please tell me how should I provide the external link in Label/value fields?screenshot-2.png

 

Thanks

Re: How to set event for external link click?

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Hi,
Event Label & value both are optional so it is not necessary that you have to specify those two. If you want to specify you can name them as per your convenience.

Label - It is the name assigned to the web page element, whose users’ interaction you want to track. Event label can be a title of a video, title tag of a web page, name of a gadget, name of the downloadable file etc:

Value - It is the numerical value assigned to the event you want to track. For example, an event value can be: download time, length of the video footage played or some monetary value:

It seems you are on right track,

If you still facing problem check this post @ https://www.optimizesmart.com/event-tracking-guide-google-analytics-simplified-version/

Hope this helps.

Thanks

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You can use this tool to generate the event tracking code @ https://raventools.com/gaconfig/google-analytics-event-tracking/general-event/

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Hi Santosh,

I want to track the external link clicks, so shall I provide this data 'www.example.com' (an external link) to Value text box?

Thanks for your help.
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Hi ,
You can use anything in value but If I were you I would use www.example.com as label not value. If you are not able to decide any monetary value you can leave blank.

Hope this helps.

Thanks

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Ok, thanks for the information santosh.