In a previous course topic, we discussed the “Site Search” report, one which provides statistics on how users utilize our website’s search bar. In this lessons, we’ll quickly cover how to turn-on site search tracking.

Requirements for Tracking Website Search Data

  1. A website with a search bar which allows users to search your content.
  2. A website whose search programming passes the “search term” data in the URL of the search results page.

Setup Steps

  1. Perform a query on your own website and evaluate the search function and URL behavior
  2. Note the URL “parameter” ¬†which¬†defines the search query
  3. Add that parameter to the view settings