In Google Custom Search (GCS), how do I integrate my Google Analytics account?
Google Analytics (GA) is Google's tool for finding out who is visiting your web site, from where they are visiting, and other information. With GCS and GA, you can also track your site search; see At IU, how can I find usage statistics for my department's web page?
To set up Google Analytics:
- Go to Google's Custom
Search Engine page and log in with your Google account.
- Next to the name of your custom search engine, click
- In the left-hand column, click
Statistics, and then click
Set up your Google Analytics >>.
- A list of the GA profiles being tracked under your current
Google account will appear. Select the radio button associated with
the correct GA-tracked web site, and click
Enable Google Analytics site search.
- You will need to provide no more than five comma-separated query
You may use category parameters, but they are not required.
OK, and then click the radio button associated with your primary query parameter.
To view your search analytics:
- Log into Google
- Select a web site to open GA for that site. In the left-hand
Content, and then click
You can also set up GA site search tracking from inside Google Analytics; see Google's Set Up and Configure Site Search.
Last modified on August 15, 2013.