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Piwik Web Analytics Essentials by Stephan A. Miller

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Triggering conversions manually

In the last chapter, we learned about changes we could make to Piwik's JavaScript code or the HTML of our web pages to manually trigger page views, link clicks, or download actions. There may be times that you have to do this with your conversions. In fact, many types of goals may have to be manually triggered, because there is just no other way to do it. Some of these cases are:

  • When a visitor submits a contact form
  • When a visitor comments on a blog
  • When a visitor plays an embedded movie
  • When a visitor plays a game
  • When a visitor has stayed on site for a given period of time

In each of these cases, a conversion will never be logged by using any of the standard rules that we set up to trigger a goal. There is no page ...

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