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Smart Goals - Will They Work Without Standard Goals?

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Guys, I have activated Smart Goals for one of our clients and started gathering data. Hopefully by Monday I will have something there.

Will it work if there are no standard goals set up in the GA? If yes - how and why? What will the system base its decision on when classifying "YES" or "NO"? If the algorithm is creating a list of parameters and also required metrics to be included in the list of Smart Goals, what sort of data is actually analysed if the system does not know what the actual conversion is?

 

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Re: Smart Goals - Will They Work Without Standard Goals?

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Hi Nika,

please refer to the official guide for any questions (most are answered in the article) - https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6153083?hl=en.

In short:
Will it work if no other GA goals are present? Yes.

Kind regards,
Zorin
Web analyst @ escapestudio.net