Hi, Donnie--

I'm basically seconding what Chuck said; we use GA, too, and call the main GA code as a wrapper in the site.html template. That lets us make pretty heavy use of custom dimensions tracking in sub-templates where there's more detailed data we want to track (like the 'page' view, for one).  Hope it helps!

(Chuck, I'm assuming that's your newspaper server behind you in that picture, which is awesome. If it's not, don't tell me.) 

Stephanie Williams
Digital Projects Programmer
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North Carolina Digital Heritage Center | digitalnc.org | @ncdhc

From: Data, API, website, and code of the Chronicling America website <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Chuck Henry <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 8:34:15 AM
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Subject: Re: Tracking user statistics
Donnie, we're using Google Analytics. We're running an older version of Chronam but I embedded the code in root template file. I don't recall what the name of the file is in normal Chronam... base.html? When I redid our templates I used different filenames. Basically whatever that root file is... it's used as the master template for every page in the system. It works pretty well. I developed custom view inside GA that shows me each SN number and how many times it was viewed. I then have a bash script that "enriches" that data with info from the mysql database that we then distribute to our contributors. 

You can see what we provide our contributors here: http://tools.nyshistoricnewspapers.org/ 
(Added bonus you can see my ugly mug and the rest of the NYS Historic Newspaper staff)

Chuck Henry
Integrated Technologies Coordinator
Northern New York Library Network
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On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 12:44 PM, Donald S Summerlin <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Hey everyone,

I was wondering if you could share info on how you track user statistics in chronam? Do you use Google analytics? If so, where did you place the tracking code?

-Donnie Summerlin

Donnie Summerlin, CA
Digital Projects Archivist
Digital Library of Georgia
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-1641
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