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Monitoring What Your Users Are Searching For

Carlos

Well-known member
#7
Why not just use Google Analytics for it? It already has the "Site Search" are that is exactly that (what people are searching for ON your site).

Example:

How is this accomplished?

I asked this same question years ago, I even sort-of suggested this. I think it'd be a great feature to be able to see what your (ahem, my members) searched on your (my site) so I can see where to target more.
 

digitalpoint

Well-known member
#9
How is this accomplished?

I asked this same question years ago, I even sort-of suggested this. I think it'd be a great feature to be able to see what your (ahem, my members) searched on your (my site) so I can see where to target more.
You don't do anything special... just open Google Analytics and go to Behavior -> Site Search

And of course make sure it's enabled on your Analytics property view.

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Carlos

Well-known member
#10
Long time ago, I read that area as "site: codforums" or something like that, but wow... I was wrong. Alrighty, testing this in the next day or so.

I always thought site search settings meant tracking how people found the site, only to find out it tracks what your users are searching on your site. WTF.
 

digitalpoint

Well-known member
#12
One nice thing about having it in Analytics, is you can combine multiple dimensions. For example, break down what people search for by gender...

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...or by country...

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