Showing posts with label Google Analytics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Google Analytics. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

How to know email opening rate through Google Analytics?

Most of the people tracking their email opening rate by using their email service provider (ESP). Email clients (Web mail systems like Windows Live mail and Gmail) strip out JavaScript for security reasons, so it wouldn't get executed and you'd receive no data back. Instead, what you need to do is use old-school pixel tracking.

If you want to know how many times your email or newsletter was opened (or viewed) through Google analytics, you can use http://email-tracking-with-google-analytics.com/, There you can get a pixel which you insert into your email. The pixel will then cause your Google Analytics to show how often the email has been read.

Using Google Analytics pixel tracking, the easiest way to use browser developer tools such as Firebug for Firefox or Opera's Dragonfly to capture a utm.gif request and copy the URL. Modify the headers to suit your needs. You can count it either as an event or page view. It will look something like this:


http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmwv=4.8.6&utmn=1214284135&utmhn=www.yoursite.com&utmt=event&utme=email_open&utmcs=utf-8&utmul=en&utmje=1&utmfl=10.1%20r102&utmdt=email_title&utmhid={10-digit time code}&utmr=0&utmp=email_name&utmac=UA-{your account}