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If I want to use outboundLinkTracker, am I obliged to use the alternative async tracking snippet, or can I simply add 

ga('require', 'outboundLinkTracker'); 

to the default Javascript tracking snippet? 

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Tom, you're right. Here's an overview of Google Analytics autotrack. If you have a lot of links, you should use it or you can simply implement GTM and track outbound link clicks via GTM. It's your choice. Smiley Happy

 

Hope this helps.

Taavi

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Hello Tom,

 

Here you can find a step-by-step guide how to implement outbound link tracking: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1136920?hl=en

 

This guide assumes that you are using the analytics.js (Universal Analytics) tracking code.

 

Hope this helps. Let us know how it goes.

Taavi

 

 

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Whew.  So different from what I found elsewhere in the Analytics help pages.  Are you saying that I can track outbound links WITHOUT incorporating autortrack.js?  

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Taavi,

  I'm resisting this solution because I have a lot of outbound links, and would have to modify each one.  What autotrack.js seems to promise is a simple solution that could give me a list of all my outbound links and number of user clicks associated with each one -- all requiring an implementation of autotrack once on each page, rather than a modification of each outgoing link.  Have I read it wrong?

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Tom, you're right. Here's an overview of Google Analytics autotrack. If you have a lot of links, you should use it or you can simply implement GTM and track outbound link clicks via GTM. It's your choice. Smiley Happy

 

Hope this helps.

Taavi

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Thank you Taavi,

 

   I followed the instructions in the overview and it works perfectly.