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Virtuemart conversion tracking with Google Analytics - HOW??
« on: September 08, 2008, 15:06:02 pm »
I am not finding this information anywhere?

I need some way of tracking which sales are coming from our PPC efforts....

Any suggestions?

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Gary

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Re: Virtuemart conversion tracking with Google Analytics - HOW??
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2008, 21:04:45 pm »
I need to set up conversion tracking and would REALLY appreciate it if someone could suggest a method that WORKS as we have already wasted a couple of hundred pounds on Adwords and NEED to find out whats going on!!!

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Re: Virtuemart conversion tracking with Google Analytics - HOW??
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2008, 12:29:22 pm »
I am really fed up with Virtuemart now. The forum is practically dead.

I understand the whole community thing, but when you put days, weeks and months into something and then hit a hurdle that you cant overcome, its really annoying :(

I have a company managing our adwords campaigns, its costing us money, yet we cant track what sales comes through adwords.

Is there a way to track CONVERSIONS that ACTUALLY works???

Thanks to anyone that bothers to reply.....

Gary

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Re: Virtuemart conversion tracking with Google Analytics - HOW??
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2008, 19:16:32 pm »
Gary:
I am with you on the pain of tracking Google Adwords to sales - I myself stopped and found other ways to drive sales.  I spent almost $5000 on Google adword campaigns over a 8 month period - until I realized everytime you do anything they tell you - to increase your spend limit - I also found that people were out there just generating click throughs in order to get their commission. 

I personally would spend your money elsewhere....on banner ads or something else -I learned my lesson on Google Adwords.
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Re: Virtuemart conversion tracking with Google Analytics - HOW??
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2008, 10:43:12 am »
Is there a way to track CONVERSIONS that ACTUALLY works???
Simplest way is to add the Google tracking code to the Thanks for ordering template - checkout.thankyou.tpl.php  - then you track sales and not site visits or click fraudsters. Combine this with Google Analitics and you will have more data.

You may not get responses here if those who read your message have no experience of your issue. And all those who have working sites don't visit the forum or look in every couple of months or so.
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Re: Virtuemart conversion tracking with Google Analytics - HOW??
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2008, 17:12:58 pm »
Thanks for this info Kelvyn!
Simplest way is to add the Google tracking code to the Thanks for ordering template - checkout.thankyou.tpl.php  -

I assume that you can put the tracking code anywhere - even though there is no <head> on the template?

Also, this will help Google analyze the sales - but I am still confused about setting up a goal/funnel in GA?
I tried entering chechout.thankyou and checkout.result as goal urls but they did not show up?
I use Joomla 1.5! and VM 1.1

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Re: Virtuemart conversion tracking with Google Analytics - HOW??
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2008, 10:34:52 am »
I assume that you can put the tracking code anywhere - even though there is no <head> on the template?
I put the adword tracking code after the line:
Code: [Select]
<?php echo $VM_LANG->_('PHPSHOP_EMAIL_SENDTO') .": <strong>"$user->user_email '</strong>'?><br />
</p>

For analytics I publish the module to the Joomla template so it is run on every page. Have not done much with it as I leave the client to analyse & run their own marketing.
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Re: Virtuemart conversion tracking with Google Analytics - HOW??
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2008, 14:59:02 pm »
Thanks for the update I have added my personal persepective over at the wowjoomla.com blog which you can see here:

http://wowjoomla.com/WowJoomla-News/2008/10/20/virtuemart-joomla-e-commerce-and-google-conversion-tracking.html

I may need to create a plugin that is able to do the purpose mentioned in the post, hopefully others will benefit from it when created.

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Re: Virtuemart conversion tracking with Google Analytics - HOW??
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2008, 16:02:00 pm »
There is now a module available for this - Google Analytics 4 Virtuemart
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Re: Virtuemart conversion tracking with Google Analytics - HOW??
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2008, 16:09:22 pm »
and it works ok for me :)

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Re: Virtuemart conversion tracking with Google Analytics - HOW??
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2009, 17:51:19 pm »
I assume that you can put the tracking code anywhere - even though there is no <head> on the template?

I did exactly as instructed and my AdWord conversion tracking is still not working.  Any ideas?

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I put the adword tracking code after the line:
Code: [Select]
<?php echo $VM_LANG->_('PHPSHOP_EMAIL_SENDTO') .": <strong>"$user->user_email '</strong>'?><br />
</p>

For analytics I publish the module to the Joomla template so it is run on every page. Have not done much with it as I leave the client to analyse & run their own marketing.


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Re: Virtuemart conversion tracking with Google Analytics - HOW??
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2009, 17:51:06 pm »
I was wondering. Where abouts is the page for user registration?

I would quite like to see the conversion rate between people who click on my ads and those that then register with the site.

Don't suppose someone could point out to me where the relevent file is, and where possible, where the code should go?

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Re: Virtuemart conversion tracking with Google Analytics - HOW??
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2009, 17:52:45 pm »
Basically I would like to the put the code in whatever page displays the thankyou for registering bit. (After they've clicked the link in the sent email)

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Re: Virtuemart conversion tracking with Google Analytics - HOW??
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2009, 10:49:22 am »
Turn on VM debug on the site and you will see which files are involved at each step. It will not be a simple "page".
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