Are there good tools that can track what actions a certain subset of visitors (i.e. from a particular source) do once they're on your site? As far as I know (which could be wrong), Google Analytics can't do this beyond telling you how long they stayed, bounce rate, and average number of pages. I'm looking for something that can tell me which links they clicked on, and if possible break it down per-visitor. Free solutions would be great, but I'm anticipating that this would require a paid solution.
Asked by tnorthcutt on October 29, 2009.
Omniture does it all, most likely way beyond what you were thinking of spending, I'm sure. It is also hard (read expensive) to implement. Lyris should get that done for you and is much more affordable, and easier to implement. They are both good. I found Lyris to be a good value for the money, if you don't have a lot of users reviewing the reports.
Of course, once you are paying, you will want to think more broadly about what features you want overall to make the right investment. There are plenty of for-pay companies in this space.
Answered by Yishai on October 29, 2009.
While you can't do it per visitor, you can at least get the daily results per referring domain, and you can also track outbound links for these visitors as well as internal links:
Create an Advanced Segment for each referring domain: Use "Source" "Contains" and in "Value" put in the domain of the referring source. You can share this Advanced Segment across profiles.
To track outbound links: Create a filter that tracks outbound links: https://www.google.com/support/googleanalytics/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=72712
Content from Superuser of Stack Exchange. Original article at Superuser.