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Sadly we learned that you just removed the Google Analytics option from the new generation application. This was a great way for us to track how each of our email marketing campaigns are performing and impacting traffic acquisition in our Google Analytics account. Please bring it back!

55 Comments
katherineS53697
Health Practitioners & Centers

Removed Google analytics and didn't tell anyone?  And what is the whole point of email marketing?

Tracking traffic and clicks to the website- but CC didn't think that was an important feature now?

The "work around" is for me to add tracking to every link in the newsletter. This makes no sense at all.

 

They should not have released new editor without this feature and now they say they "may" add it back.

When?

It is the end of 2018 and I see that people have been asking for this for 2 years!!

 

 

MargaretC18
Frequent Participant

I agree we need the Google Analytics tracking. It was so simple with the other editor, and now with the 'new and improved editor' it's a hassle. Please, this is a pretty basic request. Thanks.

RobertP2
Occasional Participant

Any plans on adding Google Analytics tracking back into the 3rd Gen editor? It's essential to evaluating the efficacy of campaigns and justifying the expense of your product.

ChirstinaD
Regular Participant

This would be great! I didn't use CC yet when this was a feature but that would be awesome to add Google UTM codes automatically to all the links in one campaign. It would also make it so much easier to reuse campaigns and have the link code updated automatically throughout. I have always used https://ga-dev-tools.appspot.com/campaign-url-builder/ to copy/paste and generate my links before using in the email. I didn't know what I was missing!

JoeM0844
Retail

Yes, please bring this feature back.

SandraV186
Participant

ADD GOOGLE ANALYTICS TRACKING BACK PLEASE!!!

JoshuaG68
Participant

Going to have to add to this - Big reason I am with CC over MailChimp is I loved the HTML editor in the old generator. WHile the new responsive one is cool, i hate that you removed the GA tagging feature. It is one thing to not be able to tweak the html (though, I won;t miss those tables) but dear lord - don't get rid of GA tagging! Please incorporate this feature in the new editor.

JoeM0844
Retail

I agree. The feature was very helpful.

MargaretC18
Frequent Participant

Piping in again on this. Manually tagging all links is really a hassle. Just another request to add this back in. Gotta be able to easily track email marketing results. 

StretchShapes
Occasional Participant

Removing the ability to create a Google Analytics Campaign Title is very important to our reporting for marketing, and also helps us to understand and track the value of using Constant Contact. The "new generation editor" just dropped this feature without telling us and now we have to use the older editor which is becoming more glitchy, or use the "new" editor that lacks this key functionality. Please bring this back or create some sort of working alternative!

JennyK86
Participant

It would be very useful if there was an option to automatically add campaign tracking parameters (source, medium, name, etc.) to all URLs in an email campaign.

 

It's quite laborious to have to add them onto the end of every URL - and then check they are all correct (and not containing parameters from a previously copied campaign!)

JennyK86
Participant

Edit: in practice, this would mean that you would specify the parameters once and they would be globally applied.

TiffanyB541
Member

Welcome - more than likely - to another request that falls on Constant Contact's deaf ears and antiquated, buggy system. was much cleaner and easier to use. AND... you can upload backgrounds that DON'T *SHOCK & AWE* - tile. That's another 6+ year, simple request that Constant Contact has totally ignored and which is, necessary for easy, clean design. I can't imagine this is that hard to fix, unless CC has built their code to be that inflexible and is riding this gravy train out as far as possible with the least amount of overhead possible??? 

CoryH
Regular Participant

where did this go? we need this, as when the box is checked we had clear data of how our emails were being used, and the conversions, and so on.

Please tell me where is? where did it get moved to as our email number column is hundreds of clicks less.

 

I could upload a pic of what I am talking about, but I bet you know.

I cant be the only one who misses this.

 

Bonnie Kolarik

Wensco Sign Supply

Frankie_P
Moderator

Hi @CoryH thanks for sharing your feedback on this feature! You are correct, Google Analytics is a tool that was not carried over to our updated email newsletter templates. It is however a feature request we are collecting more feedback on and tracking directly to our Product Team. In fact we have merged your post into a larger thread on this topic. In the meantime we recommend creating Google Analytics links outside of your Constant Contact account, and then inserting them as regular links.

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