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Piwik Web Analytics Essentials by Stephan A. Miller

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Tracking social engagement

You know that you have a Facebook "Like" button on your page, a Twitter "tweet" button, and possibly lots more buttons that do various things at other sites that you yourself have no control over and can add no tracking code to. But you can track clicks on the button itself.

You use event tracking for what you could call micro-conversions. But there is really nothing micro about them. That Facebook "Like" could end up in many more sales or conversions than a standard conversion. They could be the route on the way to one or multiple conversions. There may be a blurry line between engagement goals and micro-conversions.

And really, it is up to you what weight you give to visitor actions on your site, but use events for something ...

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