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Tracking time spent watching videos

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Hi,

 

Is it possible to track the amount of time spent watching my vidoes in GA?

 

If so, how do I go about it?

 

Thanks

 

Tim

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Re: Tracking time spent watching videos

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Hi Tim,

How are the videos posted on your site? Are they embedded YouTube videos? Or do you use Flash? Or HTML5?

Each would have a different Google Analytics event tracking implementation.

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Hi Tim, if these are embedded YouTube videos you can get watch time data in your YouTube Analytics (www.youtube.com/analytics) for your channel:

https://support.google.com/youtube/topic/3029003

If you check the playback locations report it can show you data from your video embedded on external websites (like your own):

https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/1714546