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How to use Google Analytics

Starting from version 3.1, MP3 Audio Player Pro allows you to connect the players to your Google Analytics so you will have the ability to view real-time and past events of a number of plays and downloads right into your Google Analytics reports.

In this tutorial, we assume you have already created your Google Analytics account and you have entered your Tracking code in WP-Admin > MP3 Player > Stats & Report > Tracking Code

 

In Google Analytics, you can now see real-time events, as well as past events of plays and downloads for each playlist but also for each track.

Realtime View:

To view real-time events, a.k.a. "what is being played on your website right now", go to Realtime > Events > Events (Last 30 min)

Here you can see that the Playlist (or Podcast Show) called Dr. Death | S1: Dr.Duntsch has been played 4 times during the last 30 minutes, and there was 1 download for the Playlist called Epigram.

If you click that Playlist name, you will see which specific tracks have been played or downloaded:

Above you can see that 2 tracks of the Dr Death | S1 have been played 2 times each during the past 30 minutes.


Overall View

If you want to see all stats for a certain periode of time, go to Behavior > Events > Top Events

Above, you can see that during the period of December 21 to December 22, there have been 31 total events that include both play and downloads. Between these numbers, you can see that Dr.Death Playlist has been played 11 times and 1 person has downloaded a track in the Epigram Playlist.

If you click on each playlist, you will see details of which track have been played or downloaded.


Most Played Track

If you wish to view top most played or downloaded tracks, click Event Label.

An important notion in GA is that Event Category = Playlist Names, Event Label = Track Names and Event Action = Type of the event such as a Play or a Download.

Save Report to Dashboard

Google Analytics can be customized is hundreds of ways and sometimes it can be an overwhelming task just to set up the reports. We recommend you add your favorite widget table to your Analytic Dashboard for quick access.

Watch Video to learn how to save a widget to GA Dashboard