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When I originally setup the Analytics profile for items I did not enable “Site Search”.

I have just enabled this (in View Settings) and I entered these two keywords:

term,WT.oss_phrase

Is this the correct way to track site search?

e.g. if someone enters “CRM” into the top box on CodeCanyon, all the result links will have an automatic WT.oss_phrase=CRM attribute added to them. So when someone clicks on one of my items from the results it should track that as a site search keyword, correct?

(I’m still rather new to analytics).

Cheers,
Dave

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Hi Dave,

Currently I’m only tracking “term” as I was unaware of the other one which we can track.

I’m getting an average of 2 searches per day. But maybe I’m doing something wrong? Because the only results I’m currently getting is what my customers are searching for in my item comments. Or maybe that’s what we’re supposed to see only.

Paul

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Yer I just noticed that too, all the “term” searches are only from item comment search pages. I’m not too sure how useful that info will be to me, so I might ditch “term” if I cant figure out a way to filter the results.

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Hmm I wonder if there’s a way to back date site search queries, or if enabling it only starts tracking from now on.

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As far as I’m aware, it only starts tracking from now on. Also, there’s only “term” on ThemeForest when I make a search. There’s no WT.oss_phrase :(

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As far as I’m aware, it only starts tracking from now on. Also, there’s only “term” on ThemeForest when I make a search. There’s no WT.oss_phrase :(

if you click on one of the results does the WT.oss_phrase get added to the url? along with some other stuff like author and search result position and what not.

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Oh, that’s true! :) Thanks for this! :)

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