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A good way to go about tracking an application?

Discussion in 'Google Analytics' started by Peter92, May 21, 2017.

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    I've coded something that unexpectedly gathered a lot of interest on Reddit, so I'm attempting to add simple analytics on it before I finish it. I'm wondering if someone who has done this stuff before could give a few tips?
    I tested sending a few events but it looks like they weren't designed to be the main tracking feature.

    Should I be using pageviews or events (eg. for script started)?
    How do I track time spent running (when I'm unable to simply send a number of seconds on script exit)?
    Would it be a good idea to send an update every few minutes or so, or would that skew the results and make it harder to read?

    Sending pageviews like "start", "time/(seconds)", "total/(program)/(seconds)" have come to mind, or is there a much better way I'm missing?

    Cheers
    SEMrush
     
    Peter92, May 21, 2017 IP
    SEMrush
  2. BrookeHarper

    BrookeHarper Greenhorn

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    Sorry, Peter. This just might be a little bit too complicated for me. I hope you get some good advice from the rest of the members in this forum.
     
    BrookeHarper, May 21, 2017 IP
  3. sabashahidsf46

    sabashahidsf46 Greenhorn

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    I personally think that you should use events.
     
    sabashahidsf46, May 31, 2017 IP