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  • Tracking Users with Extended Page Engagement in GA4

    Posted by Kendall on 4 August 2022 at 1:47 am

    So, here’s the thing. I’ve got a nifty little goal setup in UA/GA3 where I can see how many users hang out on a page for longer than 180 seconds – kinda like a digital loitering stat, right? I’m hoping I can see the same thing in GA4. Is that doable?

    I know GA4 gives me this cool user engagement feature, showing me when someone’s clicked through 2 or more pages and stuck around for 10 to 60 seconds. But what I’m after is just tracking the users who’ve spent 180 seconds or more on just one page. A bit more specific, I know.

    Got an example here from good ol’ UA that I’d love to recreate:
    image of example

    James replied 11 months, 2 weeks ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Hannah

    Member
    19 January 2023 at 4:27 am

    Hey, so it turns out I found a cool solution to the thing we were discussing. You’ve gotta check out this video by Leon Korteweg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ySb0BpS_W4

    He uses this clever thing called custom dataLayer push. It’s a neat way to crack the GA4 problem we were trying to figure out. Give it a look-see!

  • James

    Member
    5 February 2023 at 8:45 pm

    Sure thing! In GA4, you can recreate this with a fun combo of parameters and events – it doesn’t come with the same ready-made setup as UA. You’ll need to create a new event that triggers after a user hangs around a page for 180 seconds, then track that event. It’s a bit more DIY, but totally doable!

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