angulartics

Vendor-agnostic web analytics for AngularJS applications

angulartics

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Vendor-agnostic analytics for AngularJS applications. luisfarzati.github.io/angulartics

Install

Download complete package from http://github.com/luisfarzati/angulartics/archive/master.zip

Manage the NuGet Packages for your project and search for Angular.Analytics. Select the module for the analytics package you wish to use and the Angular.Analytics.Core package will be included. Also install any additional modules you require such as Angular.Analytics.Scroll.

Alternatively, at the Package Manager Console type: Install-Package Angular.Analytics.[ModuleName]

Or, in a command line (with nuget.exe in your path): nuget.exe install Angular.Analytics.[ModuleName]

To install all available modules: bower install angulartics

Full path tracking (for pages without a router)

Introduced in 0.15.19 - support websites that do not use Angular routes or states on every page and still want to track full paths. The modifications lead to the following behavior:

  • Viewing page http://host.com/routes#/route will be tracked as /routes#/route. The original version would only track the page as /route
  • Viewing page http://host.com/noroutes will be tracked as /noroutes. This is useful for pages that do not contain Angular code besides initializing the base module.
  • Viewing page http://host.com/routes2 that loads a default route and changes the path to http://host.com/routes2#/ will be tracked as /routes2#/. This will only fire one pageview, whereas earlier versions would have fired two.

To enable this behavior, add the following to your configuration:

    ...
    var yourApp = angular.module('YourApp', ['angulartics', 'angulartics.google.analytics'])
        .config(function ($analyticsProvider) {
            $analyticsProvider.firstPageview(true); /* Records pages that don't use $state or $route */
            $analyticsProvider.withAutoBase(true);  /* Records full path */
    });

Minimal setup

angular.module('myApp', ['angulartics', 'angulartics.google.analytics'])

Delete the automatic pageview tracking line in the snippet code provided by Google Analytics (because Angulartics will automatically track pages for you):

  ...
  ga('create', '{YOUR GA CODE}', '{YOUR DOMAIN}');
  ga('send', 'pageview'); // <-- DELETE THIS LINE!
</script>

Done. Open your app, browse across the different routes and check the realtime GA dashboard to see the hits.

angular.module('myApp', ['angulartics', 'angulartics.google.tagmanager'])

Add the full tracking code from Google Tag Manager to the beginning of your body tag.

Setup listeners in Google Tag Manager

  • 6 Macros
    • Macro Name: angulartics page path
      • Macro Type: Data Layer Variable
      • Data Layer Variable Name: content-name
    • Macro Name: angulartics event category
      • Macro Type: Data Layer Variable
      • Data Layer Variable Name: target
    • Macro Name: angulartics event action
      • Macro Type: Data Layer Variable
      • Data Layer Variable Name: action
    • Macro Name: angulartics event label
      • Macro Type: Data Layer Variable
      • Data Layer Variable Name: target-properties
    • Macro Name: angulartics event value
      • Macro Type: Data Layer Variable
      • Data Layer Variable Name: value
    • Macro Name: angulartics event interaction type
      • Macro Type: Data Layer Variable
      • Data Layer Variable Name: interaction-type
  • 2 Rules
    • Rule Name: Angulartics events
      • Condition: {{event}} equals interaction
    • Rule Name: Angulartics pageviews
      • Condition: {{event}} equals content-view
  • 2 Tags
    • Tag Name: Angulartics Events
      • Tag Type: Universal Analytics
      • Tracking ID: YourGoogleAnalyticsID
      • Track Type: Event
      • Category: {{angulartics event category}}
      • Action: {{angulartics event action}}
      • Label: {{angulartics event label}}
      • Value: {{angulartics event value}}
      • Non-Interaction Hit: {{angulartics event interaction type}}
      • Firing Rules: Angulartics events
    • Tag Name: Angulartics Pageviews
      • Tag Type: Universal Analytics
      • Tracking ID: YourGoogleAnalyticsID
      • Track Type: Page View
      • More settings
        • Basic Confiruration
          • Document Path: {{angulartics page path}}
      • Firing Rules: Angulartics pageviews

Browse the website for detailed instructions.

  • Adobe Analytics
  • Chartbeat
  • Flurry
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Tag Manager
  • HubSpot
  • Kissmetrics
  • Localytics
  • Loggly
  • Marketo
  • Mixpanel
  • Piwik
  • Scroll tracking
  • Segment.io
  • Splunk
  • Woopra

If there's no Angulartics plugin for your analytics vendor of choice, please feel free to write yours and PR' it! Here's how to do it.

It's very easy to write your own plugin. First, create your module and inject $analyticsProvider:

angular.module('angulartics.myplugin', ['angulartics'])
  .config(['$analyticsProvider', function ($analyticsProvider) {

Please follow the style angulartics.{vendorname}.

Next, you register either the page track function, event track function, or both. You do it by calling the registerPageTrack and registerEventTrack methods. Let's take a look at page tracking first:

$analyticsProvider.registerPageTrack(function (path) {
    // your implementation here
}

By calling registerPageTrack, you tell Angulartics to invoke your function on $routeChangeSuccess or $stateChangeSuccess. Angulartics will send the new path as an argument.

$analyticsProvider.registerEventTrack(function (action, properties) {
    // your implementation here

This is very similar to page tracking. Angulartics will invoke your function every time the event (analytics-on attribute) is fired, passing the action (analytics-event attribute) and an object composed of any analytics-* attributes you put in the element.

Check out the bundled plugins as reference. If you still have any questions, feel free to email me or post an issue at GitHub!

Playing around

If you want to keep pageview tracking for its traditional meaning (whole page visits only), set virtualPageviews to false:

module.config(function ($analyticsProvider) {
    $analyticsProvider.virtualPageviews(false);     

Use the $analytics service to emit pageview and event tracking:

module.controller('SampleCtrl', function($analytics) {
    // emit pageview beacon with path /my/url
    $analytics.pageTrack('/my/url');

    // emit event track (without properties)
    $analytics.eventTrack('eventName');

    // emit event track (with category and label properties for GA)
    $analytics.eventTrack('eventName', { 
      category: 'category', label: 'label'
    }); 

Use analytics-on and analytics-event attributes for enabling event tracking on a specific HTML element:

<a href="file.pdf" 
    analytics-on="click"
    analytics-if="myScope.shouldTrack"
    analytics-event="Download">Download</a>

analytics-on lets you specify the DOM event that triggers the event tracking; analytics-event is the event name to be sent.

analytics-if is a conditional check. If the attribute value evaluates to a falsey, the event will NOT be fired. Useful for user tracking opt-out, etc.

Additional properties (for example, category as required by GA) may be specified by adding analytics-* attributes:

<a href="file.pdf" 
    analytics-on="click" 
    analytics-event="Download"
    analytics-category="Content Actions">Download</a>

What else?

See full docs and more samples at http://luisfarzati.github.io/angulartics.

License

Angulartics is freely distributable under the terms of the MIT license.

Copyright (c) 2013 Luis Farzati

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

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