Bookeo can integrate seamlessly with your Google Analytics tracking, and even follow your customers progress as they navigate from traffic sources to your web site and in your booking page.
In this article:
- The main benefits of this integration
- If you don't have a Google Analytics account yet
- If you already have a Google Analytics account
- Creating a goal in Google Analytics
- Adwords integration
- you can track the full path that your customers follow from your web site into the booking process
- you can identify the traffic sources that result in more conversions
- you can optimize your site and booking pages (pictures, descriptions options) to achieve higher conversion rates
- since Bookeo also uses Google Analytics e-commerce tracking, you can measure the conversion rates of your AdWords campaigns and their ROI (Return on Investment)
Follow these instructions to integrate Bookeo with your Google Analytics account
If you don't have an account, create one for free at http://www.google.com/analytics/
Then follow this tutorial to integrate Bookeo with Google Universal Analytics.
In 2013 Google started introducing in beta a new version of Analytics, called Universal Analytics. The older version is still perfectly supported by Google and Bookeo, and we believe it will be supported for a long time, to avoid disruptions for the millions of websites that use it.
If you create a new Google Analytics account, you will be using Google Universal Analytics automatically. If you already have an old Analytics account, look at the Analytics code in your website to understand if you're using Universal Analytics or the old Analytics.
If the tracking code in your web site looks like this:
var _gaq = _gaq || ;
then you're using the old Analytics. In this case, follow this tutorial to integrate Bookeo with Google Classic Analytics.
If the tracking code in your website looks like this:
or like this:
window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || ;
then you're using Universal Analytics. In this case, follow this tutorial to integrate Bookeo with Google Universal Analytics.
You can now define a "goal" in Google Analytics. Google Analytics goals measure how often users complete specific actions. In this case, you typically want to measure when customers complete a booking.
For an overview of goals, see https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1012040
To track a booking completion, you need to set up a "destination" goal, where the destination URL is exactly:
To create goals in Google Analytics, see https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1032415?hl=en
(tip: when setting up the goal, choose "custom", and select the type of goal "destination")
When setting up the goal, leave the "value" field blank. The total value (price) of the booking will be automatically taken from the e-commerce transaction tracked. Make sure E-Commerce transaction tracking is enabled in your analytics account: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1009612
Once you have integrated Bookeo with Google Analytics, you can import your Google Analytics goals as Google Adwords conversions: https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2375435?hl=en-AU