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How to set up url destination conversion goals in Google analytics using wordpress and contact form 7

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Finding out how your website helps your business is incredibly important. Tracking things like:

  • Leads
  • Contact Form Submissions
  • Trial signups
  • Account creations
  • Newsletter signups
  • Ebook downloads

Today I’m going to show you how to set up goal conversion tracking in Google Analytics using WordPress and Contact Form 7.

To tracking conversions in Google analytics, there are 4 ways to track:

  1. URLs
  2. Time
  3. Pages/visit
  4. Events

To keep things simple, I am going to show you how to set up url goals since this is one of the easiest ones to track.

How to set up URL Destination Goals

URL destination goals keep track of specific URLs. Each time someone goes to that URL, they trigger the goal. These are ideal for thank you pages, confirmation pages, and PDFs. For this example I will show you how to set up a url destination goal using WordPress, Contact Form 7 and Google analytics.

Step 1.

Create your contact page and thank you page. You can just use a simple thank you message for this page but all we really need is for the contact page to be redirected to another page to capture that goal conversion.

Step 2.

Download Contact form 7 and set up your contact form.

How to set up url destination conversion goals in Google analytics

If you need help with setting up your contact form 7, you can click here to see the documentation and tutorials.

Step 3.

Once your form is setup download Redirection for Contact Form 7.

How to set up url destination conversion goals in Google analytics

Go to your contact form and select the redirection tab and choose the thank you page you created in the last step.

How to set up url destination conversion goals in Google analytics

Step 4.

Go to your Google Analytics account and click on the admin tab.

How to set up url destination conversion goals in Google analytics

Step 5.

Click on Goals

How to set up url destination conversion goals in Google analytics

Step 6.

Create a custom goal then click continue

How to set up url destination conversion goals in Google analytics

Step 7.

Create a name for your Goal, example: Contact Form Goal and choose Destination.

How to set up url destination conversion goals in Google analytics

Step 8.

Insert the url of the page you are redirecting the form to. If you have set prices on your services or products then you can enter a value of each potential lead. Don’t forget to click save!

How to set up url destination conversion goals in Google analytics

Step 9.

Test your form, the redirection and your goals. That’s It!

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Ryan Cameron

Ryan Cameron is a digital marketer and SEO consultant. He helps businesses gain visibility through digital marketing efforts such as Websites, SEO and PPC (Facebook ads and Google ads). Send him a message to find out how he can help your business.

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