How does Call-to-Action Tracking work
Call-to-Action tracking uses a snippet of code to send data from your websites straight into the Mediahawk platform which are linked to the Call-to-Action setup in Mediahawk.
Each Call-to-Action is assigned a unique index. This allows us to track each interaction separately and assigns it automatically to the visitor’s journey. Each Index can either be a ‘Count’ or ‘Sum’ total:
- Count = the number of times it was triggered. For example, you had 10 click actions on your email address, Mediahawk totals the number of “clicks” for the date period selected
- Sum = the sum of a value. For example, your checkout total was £200 for the interaction, Mediahawk totals the “Sum” for the date period selected. To use ‘sum’ you need the ability to pick up a value.
Call-to-Action tracking can be set up on multiple websites by using Google Tag Manager (Triggered Tags by event), but the code can also be applied direct to the website by your own development team and track lots more!
Developer documents can be found here:
How do I set up Call-to-Action Tracking?
- There is a limit of 10 Call-to-Actions per Mediahawk account.
- Once a Call-to-Action is added it cannot be deleted.
Firstly, you need to setup the Call-to-Action within the Mediahawk platform.
Log in to Mediahawk
Click the + (plus) sign on the right-hand side to add a call-to-action
You will then see the screen below.
In this example, we want to track if a visitor has clicked through and email link on your website
Name = Email Clicks (This can be any name you wish to use to identify it)
Type = Count
Once added click SAVE
You will then see the screen below confirming the call-to-action has been setup and has a unique Index.
Once a Call-to-Action is setup you can modify the Name
You can also amend the Type (Count / Sum), but please note: changing the type will result in removing any historic data associated to that individual Call-to-Action. You will receive the warning below before being able to proceed.
To confirm the change click Continue & Delete Data.
Stay logged into Mediahawk as you will need to copy the code after setting the Email clicks in Google Tag Manager
Setting up tracking email clicks in Google Tag Manager
Open a new browser window and login to your Google Tag Manager (GTM)
If you do not currently use Google Tag Manager or need help with this part of the setup, please contact your website support or development Team.
Within GTM you need to set a new Trigger
When you see the screen below, hover your mouse over the Trigger Configuration screen until the Edit pencil Icon appears. Then Click the Pencil Icon which will open a Choose Trigger type window.
Select Just Links under the Click section.
This will open a Trigger Configuration window.
Select the Some Link Clicks radio button
In the drop-down menus, select Click URL and then Contains. You then have two choices:
- Enter the email address you want to track, starting with mailto: For example: mailto:email@example.com.
- If you have multiple email addresses on your site and want to track all of them together, just put mailto: in the field. This will total up all instances an email link has been clicked.
You will be asked to Rename the Trigger. In this example, we have used Email Trigger but you can label it anything you like to identify it.
Click SAVE This will create the trigger and will show you in the list below
Now you need to create a Tag to pair with a Trigger.
When you see the screen below, hover your mouse over the Tag Configuration screen until the pencil icon appears. Click the Pencil Icon which opens a Choose Tag type window.
Select Custom HTML (Custom HTML Tag) under the Custom section.
Now you need to copy the code from your Mediahawk account, so go back to your open Mediahawk browser window where you left it at the start of this process.
Select the Call-to-Action that you want to track, and click on the Code Icon. This will tell you that it has copied it your clipboard.
Go back to your GTM account window and paste the copied code into the HTML as per the example below.
Please note: If GTM does not automatically apply the Script tags around the pasted value you will need to add these manually so the full code looks like this
[trigger code you’ve copied]
To select the Trigger you want to pair with the Tag:
Hover your mouse over the Triggering screen until the pencil Icon appears. Click the Pencil Icon.
This will open a Choose a trigger window
Select the Trigger you setup earlier to track (in our example we named it Email Trigger).
Once the trigger has been selected, it will show the setup below
You will be asked to Rename the Tag, in this example we have used ‘Mediahawk – Track email link clicks’ (but you can use any name you wish)
That’s it – all done! You will start to see the Call-to-Actions logged in Mediahawk in both the customer journey and as a Secondary Dimension in reports.