Tracking Social Media Shares through Google Analytics (GA)

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Hey Buddy, so you want to track how many people are sharing your content through social media? What those users are doing? And even users who copy and paste your link and share it?

Well before you’d have to follow an excellent tutorial by Himanshu Sharma which as well written as it may be for your average user it isn’t that easy to achieve and also won’t track copy and paste shares.

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So what’s my new amazingly easy method to do this?

It’s using the GetSocial app for your website. Pretty much every share type whether its copy paste, email, printing, twitter, facebook, linkedin and many more can be tracked in Google Analytics (GA).

1. So firstly sign up for account at GetSocial pick a cool sharing bar (<— Look left there is one of them on this page also while you’re at it feel free to click it ;))

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2. Then when you’re signed up and have the code installed on your site goto your GetSocial account and activate Google Analytics

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3. Relax after a hard days work

4. Head into analytics to check your new data!

But before you do that you may as well share this post? Thanks!

By the way just so you know I actually work at GetSocial but I wouldn’t steer you wrong it really is kick ass!

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