GA Event Tracking Code for Blog Comments

Ever wonder which posts received the most blog comments? Wish you could easily tell without mining through your archives? Using event tracking in Google Analytics we can set up blog comments as a goal in Google Analytics. Use the form to build GA Event tracking code for blog comments, then add the code to the blog comment button to track the event.


Universal Event Tracking Code Builder for a Blog Comment

(The name you supply for the group of objects you want to track. We recommend using something like “blog”):

(Used to define the type of event. We recommend using something like “comment”):

(Optional. Not recommended for this type of event.):

(Optional. If you’d like to assign a numeric value to your blog comment, enter that value here):

(Optional. Select “true” if you want to consider it a bounce when a visitor views one page, submits a contact form and leaves without viewing any other pages.)


Place the following code within the code of your blog comment submit button:

It should look something like this for your comment button:


Optional Goal Setup

After you add the blog comment event tracking code to your site, you may want to setup a goal in Google Analytics that's related to the event. Follow these instructions to setup the goal.

  1. Login to Google Analytics and click on Admin in the main navigation.
  2. Select the Account and Property where you want to create the goal. Under the View list, click on Goals
  3. Click on the New Goal button, click on the Custom radio button and then click on the Next step button.
  4. Name the goal and select the Event radio button.
  5. Populate all of the relevant goal details (in bold):
    • Category | that matches |
    • Action | that matches |
    • Label | that matches |
    • Value | that matches |
  6. Click the Create Goal button. You're done!