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Old 6th March 2009, 09:03 AM   #1
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How do you set the goals? I have it set to show conversions but it won't let me set goals.

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You have to specify your goal URL - the page that a visitor will 'land' on after accomplishing the desired goal. For e.g. if you want them to sign up for a newsletter your goal URL might be the newsletter thankyou (for subscribing) page.

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Gate2Shop - Is he referring to the goals conversion in google analytics?

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He is somewhat vague in this topic. I wish if he would be rather specific in his next post.

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Thanks for the responses.
Sorry for being too vague. I have set up my conversion tracking and that is working, but on the Analtics Dashboard page there is a category for setting goals, and that is grayed out so I cannot select it. Are the goals the same as setting the conversions in adwords?


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Yes, it is just like the conversions in adwords. You can set up your goals by specifying the URL for a Thank You page or any other page you want. You can specify a goal name so that you will recognize when viewing reports. You can also setup a value for your goal.

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Establish your goal URL - your landing page in essence. This will get you where you need to be.

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How do you set the goals? I have it set to show conversions but it won't let me set goals.
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Most probably it would be thank you page link in a Goal URL field.

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Thanks a lot everyone for the help.

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Important when setting up goals, make sure you set a goal value, even though this field is optional, it will help determine your ROI when viewing reports at a later date, if you don't know right now then make it up until you can establish a value of the goal created

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