Are you using UTM Source to track link clicks within your website?
That’s a really bad idea! Not only will it create a new session with the links utm_source and inflate your visitor stats, it will also increase the bounce rate on the page you’re tracking.
So what’s the solution?
Use [event tracking] (https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/events) on Google Analytics which capture events like a link click into your Google Analytics Dashboard.
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But then the WordPress Visual Editor will keep cleaning out the onClick part, so we made a quick shortcode that would save you from the trouble of redoing the onClick part everytime it got cleaned out.
How does it work?
In place of an A href tag like
<a onClick="ga('send', 'event', 'Downloads', 'Click', 'Ebook downloaded', '0');" href="http://example.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/free-ebook.pdf">Download Free Ebook</a> use our shortcode
[tac_ga url="http://example.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/free-ebook.pdf" category="Downloads" action="Click" label="Ebook Downloaded"]Download Free Ebook[/tac_ga]
By default this shortcode uses the following information:
Label: The URL Entered
How do I check if this works
Google Analytics’ Real time tab will show you that these tags would or not.
Some cases in which this shortcode won’t work:
* You use Google Tag Manager to insert Google Analytics
* You use Monster Insights Plugin (Formerly Yoast’s Google Analytics Plugin) to install Google Analytics
Contributors & Developers
“Track a click on Google Analytics” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
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