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Web analytics in small bites. A 2 minutes video on _trackPageview the "workhorse" for Google Analytics

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  1. 1. Google Analytics Adv - Accounts _trackPageview  in Async
  2. 2. _trackPageview   is the primary function for tracking a page within Google Analytics. _trackPageview sets up all the necessary cookies for the session and submits the data to the Google servers. There are basically 5 cookies that are set. _trackPageview  in Async <script type=&quot;text/javascript&quot;>    var _gaq = _gaq || [];    _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-1234567-1']);    _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']);    (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);    })(); </script>
  3. 3. The five cookie names and types that Google Analytics uses are: __utma __utmb __utmc __utmv __utmz The blue table defines each ones specific function regarding tracking. _trackPageview  in Async
  4. 4. You can view these cookie values in the preference settings of your browser, normally in the privacy tab. 1.  Notice that all values are preceded by a hash of the host.domain. the Async is located on. The hash value is a fixed length numerical value (9 in this case) that represents your website. The hash values for sites will be 9 digits in this case regardless of the domain name length. _trackPageview  in Async 1
  5. 5. The domain-hashing functionality in Google Analytics uses the (9 digit) hash number to check cookie integrity for visitors on a domain. However, to track visitors who cross: Subdomains or Other 3rd party domains you control you need to turn off domain hashing so the cookie integrity check will not reject a user cookie coming from one domain to another. These are special cases, but worth being aware of. _trackPageview  in Async Multiple subdomains 3rd party domains you control
  6. 6. GOOGLE ANALYTICS Adv - Accounts Today we covered: _trackPageview   in Async Contact me for more information on any item in the series . [email_address]