@anonymous-piwik-user opened this Issue on December 4th 2008

Form submissions, file downloads, newsletter subscriptions -- know everything that happens on our site.

Apart from having all the information about the advertising campaigns and sales it is very important to known what actions our visitors perform on our site. What are they searching for using a search form, what files they download the most, what forms they fill in and even what links they click on.

Piwik should should help us to gather such information painlessly. There are four different ways to track actions!

  1. Placing a special tracking code snippet on the page.
  2. Using a special link which will track an action and then redirect the visitor to the target URL (could be used for tracking file downloads).
  3. Action could be triggered automatically by the tracker when a page with the specified URL is opened on the site.
  4. Using a special Javascript function (could be assigned to the link on the page via an onclick event).

With every tracked action it should also be possible to log an "action target". Using action targets we can save various information along with an action -- what data the visitor entered in the form that was submitted, what file was downloaded and other useful information which should be displayed in the reports.

For example, using the reports constructor we can learn how many visitors which originally arrived from a search engine A with a keyword B eventually downloaded a file C.

@robocoder commented on December 8th 2008 Contributor

Tracking is already possible with the API. Download tracking can also be accomplished using HTML attributes or Javascript. See: http://piwik.org/docs/javascript-tracking/

If I'm not mistaken, the requested report is covered by bugs #58 and #219.

This Issue was closed on December 8th 2008
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