Does it make sense to use campaigns to track menu link clicks?


Hi - I feel like I must be missing something, because I can’t seem to find anyone with the same issue. So please set me right!

I want to be able to track clicks on the items in my drop-down menus. I know I can track views of the pages linked to, but I don’t see how I can tell how many people got there via the menu as opposed to another means.

I had thought using campaigns would make sense, giving me something like this:

Buy something =
Learn about stuff =
Contact us =
Something else =

I can easily do this and they tell exactly how people are using my menus. But it doesn’t seem like anyone does this, so I’m wondering if it’s necessary. Is there a better way to get that kind of info that doesn’t require adjusting the links? Or is it just that no one bothers to do this kind of tracking?



(Matthieu Aubry) #2

Hi there, To track the clicks on the menu, please use Event Tracking feature: Event Tracking - Analytics Platform - Matomo


Thanks! I’ve tried to apply links like this:


This seems to be tracking because I see the actions in the detailed visitor log:

  1. -> Footer - Feedback

But when I go to the Actions -> Events section, I just see:

There is no data for this report.

…for each of Event Categories, Actions, and Names.

Am I doing something wrong?

(Matthieu Aubry) #4

It should work correct - you may need to wait for the next run of the cron archiving script? How to Set up Auto-Archiving of Your Reports - Analytics Platform - Matomo


The event report just showed up this morning, so likely just a too-infrequent cron. Thanks again!