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Do you want to optimize your WordPress form for conversions? Then you need to track every form submission on your site using Google Analytics. In this article, we’ll show you how to use Google Analytics to track form submissions in Google Analytics.
Why Track Form Submissions?
A few benefits of using Google Analytics to track form submissions are:
- You can identify which forms trigger more submissions.
- You can get insights into how to optimize your forms for high conversions.
- You can identify the high converting pages on your site.
1. Create a WordPress Form
After activating the plugin, you’ll need to create a form on your site. You can see our tutorial on creating a simple contact form to get started.
2. Sign Up for a Google Analytics Account
You can skip this step if you’re already using Google Analytics to track your website visitors. If not, follow the below steps to sign up for Google Analytics and add a new site for tracking.
To get started, open the Google Analytics website and click the Sign In link in the top right corner of the page.
Then click Analytics at the top of the dropdown menu that appears.
On the next page, you can log in to your existing Google account if you have one, or click the Create account link to create a new Google account.
Next, you’ll have to sign up for Google Analytics. Click the Sign Up button on the right side of the page to get started.
Then you can scroll down to enter your website information. You’ll need to name your Google Analytics account, and enter your website name, URL, and industry, as well as your time zone.
After filling in your website details, you can scroll down a bit to customize your data sharing settings. When you’re finished selecting your options, you can click the Get Tracking ID button at the bottom of the page.
In the dialog box that appears, you can review and accept the terms of service.
That’s it! You’re now signed up for Google Analytics.
3. Install & Set Up MonsterInsights
The best way to set up Google Analytics on your site and track your WordPress form submissions is to install and activate the MonsterInsights plugin.
MonsterInsights is the best Google Analytics plugin for WordPress. The plugin makes it super easy to set up Google Analytics on your site in just a few clicks. It allows you to leverage the full potential of all the powerful Google Analytics features without having to touch a single line of code, like forms tracking, conversions tracking, ads tracking, and so on.
Now let’s take a look at installing and configuring MonsterInsights.
You can get started by purchasing the MonsterInsights plugin. After the purchase, log into your MonsterInsights account and download the plugin zip file.
Once you have the zip file, log into your WordPress dashboard, and navigate to Plugin » Add New and click the Upload Plugin button at the top.
On the next screen, you can click the Choose File button to select the zip file you just downloaded. Then upload the file and install the plugin by clicking the Install Now button.
After installing the plugin, click Activate Plugin. Now you’ll be asked to configure your Google Analytics settings. Click on the Google Analytics settings link.
You’ll be directed to the Settings page of MonsterInsights. Click the Authenticate with your Google account button.
In the popup that appears, click Next.
Then click the Click To Get Google Code button.
Now you’ll be prompted to allow MonsterInsights to access your Google Analytics data. Click Allow.
A long string of letters and numbers will be displayed. Copy the code, and then paste it into the field and click the Next button.
Now you can see a list of Google Analytics profile in your Analytics account. Click the Select a profile dropdown and select the right website from the list. Then click the Next button.
That’s it! You’ve successfully configured Google Analytics on your site.
4. Install the MonsterInsights Forms Addon
Without the MonsterInsights Forms addon, tracking your form submissions can be tedious. For example, you need to set up a Google Analytics goal for every WordPress form you create on your site. This can be time consuming especially when you have dozens of forms on your site which you want to track.
In addition, if you’re tracking conversions as events, you’ll need to add an extra tracking code into every page where you publish your form.
MonsterInsights takes the pain out of forms tracking and makes it easier for WordPress users. All you need to do is install the Forms addon. No further configuration is required.
To install the Forms addon, go to Insights » Addons and click Install under the MonsterInsights Forms addon.
After the plugin is installed, the button will change to say Activate. Go ahead and click the Activate button to make sure the addon is active and ready to use.
5. See Your Conversion Rates in Google Analytics
To track your form views and conversions, log into your Google Analytics account, and select the right website from your list.
Navigate to Behavior » Events » Overview. You can now see the events overview report of your website. In the Event Category column, click on Form.
To view the number of impressions and conversions, click the Event Action link just above the table.
In Google Analytics, you can also identify which page drives in most form submissions.
To view your high converting pages, click Conversions in the above report.
Then click the Secondary dimension dropdown menu, and then select Behavior » Page. You can now find your high converting pages on your site.
We hope this article helped you learn how to use Google Analytics to track form submissions.
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