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How to get share data in Google Analytics

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There are several ways to gather Mashshare share data within your Google Analytics dashboard. The easiest one is to use the add-on Google Analytics Integration. After successful installation of the add-on follow the steps below to get your share analytics.

For a real-time overview of whats going on at the moment:

1 .Realtime->Events

If you see there any entries this means people are using the share buttons right now on your website

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The Google Analytics Realtime Events dashboard

Click on “Social Shares”

Clicking on “Social Shares” filters all events to only the Mashshare related ones and shows you the event_label, containing the url of the page which is shared at the moment.

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Get all shares within the GA account categorized by date

If you want to see all shares on your page which are done within a specific time frame specify first the time in the upper right corner of the GA dashboard.

1. Go to Events->Overview

 

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If you want to get the data categorized by social networks paired with shared page url

1. Go to Events -> Top Events
2. Enable secondary dimension: Page

 

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There are a lot of different ways to gather data from your GA dashboard. For more in deep information we are recommend the following article:

http://www.koozai.com/blog/analytics/the-complete-google-analytics-event-tracking-guide-plus-10-amazing-examples/

 

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