Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by BamaStangGuy, Feb 4, 2014.
Is anyone using something to monitor what their members are searching for on the forum?
I have a search log add-on that I've yet to release that I use.
I'm currently working on adding reports to the entire system on top of statistics.
Look forward to that being potentially released.
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).
I'm using my standard google analytics and it's working great.
I use this add-on:
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.
Hey Carlos, this is standard in google analytics, all you need to do is turn it on in your account.
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.
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.
Wow. Thank you. I just enabled it for my forum.
One nice thing about having it in Analytics, is you can combine multiple dimensions. For example, break down what people search for by gender...
...or by country...
What should be the value for this: Strip query parameters out of URL ?
When I go to Behavior Site Search I don't see that button anywhere.
Check @digitalpoint screen shot above.
Monitoring search logs is one thing. The trick is to have your community post about these popular topics.
Separate names with a comma.