Click Tracking – How to track click with Google Analytics

Since long days I was looking for a perfect system to track clicked link in my company website and at last I made the solution. Basically it’s easy to track click with the help of Google Analytics, jQuery or simple javascript. My solution has given below-

<!–Google Analytics Code–>
<script type=”text/javascript”>
var _gaq = _gaq || [];
_gaq.push([‘_setAccount’, ‘UA-17736742-1’]);
_gaq.push([‘_setDomainName’, ‘’]);
(function() {
var ga = document.createElement(‘script’); ga.type = ‘text/javascript’; ga.async = true;
ga.src = (‘https:’ == document.location.protocol ? ‘https://ssl’ : ‘http://www’) + ‘’;
var s = document.getElementsByTagName(‘script’)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s);
<!–End analytics–>
<script type=”text/javascript”>
//This is the extra code to track click
//pageTracker._trackEvent(“links”, “TestPurpose”, $(this).attr(“href”), 0);
//_gaq.push(“links”, “TestPurpose”, $(this).attr(“href”), “Preview ICT”);
url = $(this).attr(‘href’).replace(/^#/, ”);
_gaq.push([‘_trackEvent’, ‘WEBService’, ‘click’, $(this).attr(‘href’)]);

The last portion of the above code is the solution to track all <a> tag’s href value which will be clicked. it’s the mechanism of Google Analytics Event tracking feature. I have tested it and successfully I can track link now.

Before placing the code inside you <head> tag you must add Jquery script above all this code. You can use this link or you can use your latest jQuery framework to run the above code precisely.
After placing the code inside <head> tag you can be able to see the clicked event tracking report from your Google Analytics ‘Custom Reporting’->Content->Event->Overview like the below image-

That’s all.

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Shaharia is a professional software engineer with more than 10 years of experience in the relevant fields. Digital ad certified, cloud platform architect, Big data enthusiasts, tech early adopters.

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