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  • Enhancing Event Tracking in Google Analytics 4

    Posted by Elijah on 22 April 2022 at 9:14 pm

    Sure, here’s a more conversational way to ask your question:

    “I remember that I could use the ‘hitCallback’ function with Universal Google Analytics to ensure that my custom events were being tracked, especially when redirecting to another page. This was crucial for me because I noticed that many events were lost due to redirection, particularly important ones like registering or logging in. But now, as I’ve switched to Google Analytics 4, I’m struggling to find a similar parameter to send to my ‘gtag(‘event’ …)’ command to achieve the same result. Could you help me figure this out?”

    Ella replied 11 months, 1 week ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • George

    7 July 2022 at 9:28 am

    Ah, I see what you mean now. You’re looking for a function similar to ‘hitCallback’ that you used with Universal Google Analytics, but for Google Analytics 4, right? I believe what you’re after is the ‘event_callback’ parameter. I just stumbled upon it myself after some searching too, and thought it might be useful for you as well. If you want to read up on it some more, here’s a link to the reference section of Google’s gtag parameters: [gtag reference parameters](https://developers.google.com/tag-platform/gtagjs/reference/parameters).

  • Ella

    16 May 2023 at 4:26 pm

    As of now, Google Analytics 4 (GA4) does not officially support a direct equivalent to the ‘hitCallback’ function available in Universal Google Analytics (UA). However, it’s important to note that GA4 is designed with an emphasis on events, hence it captures far more types of interactions out-of-the-box compared to UA. In terms of ensuring the capture of crucial events like user registrations or logins, you can customize these within the GA4 interface by defining them as conversions. You can then monitor these conversions closely to ensure that they are being tracked effectively. In case of redirecting to another page, you might consider delaying the redirection just a bit to allow GA4 sufficient time to complete sending the event data.

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