No coding needed to track form submit events in Google Analytics
July 28, 2017   |
   Aashik Indukuri

Tracking form submits and sending the data to your marketing tools is essential to establish personalized communication with your prospective or existing customers.

We rely on developers to track this data and send it to the tools of our choice like Mixpanel, Intercom, Drip from your landing pages.

Form tracking as goals in Google Analytics present scenario

If you have set up form submits as goals in Google Analytics, then the typical approach would be via pasting a code in thank you page. Whenever someone visits the thank you page, Google Analytics will track and send an event as conversion.

Drawbacks in using thank you pages as goals

a) If anyone visits thank you page, without submitting the form – Google Analytics will record them as goals.

b) You’ll end up having several thank you pages for several forms which are time-consuming and a waste of effort for the typically busy digital marketer.

c) All the users will be segmented into a single bucket, you can create a dynamic segment in Google Analytics. (Configure event category, label)

d) Finally, if you need more customization you’ll run around developers to set up this tracking for you.

How to track form submits in Google Analytics without coding?

Using Action Recorder you can track form submits along with the data and sync it with Google Analytics without writing a single line of code.

Set up form tracking:

Once you’ve integrated small JS into your website, Action Recorder will be displayed. You can visit the page in which the form is to be tracked and you’ll see a window like below.

I would like to name the event as User registered, and whenever someone submits the form the event should be tracked. Once you’ve named the event, now use that hand picker symbol and select which button you would like to track like below.

Choose the form data

If you’d like to capture the form data along with the events, just choose the form fields and name them like below.

Finally, thank you message configuration:

Either it’s a pop-up or a notification message or a separate thank you page, the application is capable of handling the scenario very well. All you need to do is, let know the action recorder when should we send this event to Google Analytics.

For eg: When I click this form, there could be some server validation or form validation in that moment we shouldn’t be triggering the event.

So to make the system foolproof you can choose when the event should be triggered in the below form.

The next step is to add Google Analytics integration with Action Recorder. By doing this, all your events will be triggered to Google Analytics.

Bingo!!

Try Action Recorder by CustomerLabs to improve your productivity. 

 
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