In Google Custom Search, how do I integrate my Google Analytics account?

Note:
Google Analytics (GA) and Google Custom Search (GSC) are available through Google at IU.

GA is Google's tool for finding out who is visiting your website, 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:

  1. Go to Google's Custom Search Engine page and log in with your Google account.
  2. Next to the name of your custom search engine, click control panel.
  3. In the left-hand column, click Statistics, and then click Set up your Google Analytics >>.
  4. 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 website, and click Enable.
  5. Check Enable Google Analytics site search.
  6. You will need to provide no more than five comma-separated query parameters, e.g.:
     q,query,s,search,term

    You may use category parameters, but they are not required.

  7. Click OK, and then click the radio button associated with your primary query parameter.

To view your search analytics:

  1. Log into Google Analytics.
  2. Select a website to open GA for that site. In the left-hand menu, click Content, and then click Site Search.

You can also set up GA site search tracking from inside Google Analytics; see Google's Set Up and Configure Site Search.

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