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Tips on how to connect back end forum community data on members to Google Analytics?

Discussion in 'vBulletin' started by Hoolio, Aug 17, 2015.

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    Google Analytics has some newish functions like

    Active UsersBETA
    Cohort AnalysisBETA

    I am keen to track user engagement metrics in our VBulletin forum community

    (Like posts made after registration, return visits after 1 day, 1 week, 1 month etc)

    So I am looking for tips on how to connect forum back end data like

    New member activity
    Current member activity

    To Google Analytics

    (Not sure if guest activity needs a link from the forum back end to track it?)

    Our developers know Google Analytics but we just need some "how to" guidance on how to get started off with this newer stuff.

    We are on VBulletin

    Do we need to make certain forum actions 'events'? Or do we need to allocate member ID's to connect as "random number ID's to GA?
    Are there any cool 'engagement' Dashboards available to get us started?

    I know it's all possible - I want to move forwards and stitch it all together. (by all means point me to existing threads I should be looking at)

    Many thanks in advance.
    Hoolio, Aug 17, 2015 IP