Google Analytics Bundle
GoogleAnalyticsBundle is a Symfony2 bundle that helps you to push data to Google Analytics. It could be data like pageview, events etc. It is a bundle implementation of the Measurement Protocol
This is not a library to pull data from Google analytics. That feature is deprecated from the
The master branch and version 3 and above will be supporting Google analytics universal.
This bundle has a special feature. Say that you want to post data to Analytics. You want to post an event every time someone downloads a file. You may do that from the server like any other library. When looking at the reports you will find that you are missing the information about the actual user for the download event. You can not use a segment to find out which referal the user came from.
This bundle helps you with just that. Before we submit any data we look at the
_ga cookie to find the user's clientId. So now you may use segments and advanced queries to analytics and you will get the expected result.
Read the documentation of the protocol.
//in some container aware class $tracker = $this->get(Tracker::class); $data=array( 'dh'=>'mydemo.com', 'dp'=>'/home', 'dt'=>'homepage', ); $tracker->send($data, 'pageview');
Install with composer.
composer require happyr/google-analytics-bundle
Step 2: Register the bundle
Register the bundle in the AppKernel.php
<?php // in AppKernel::registerBundles() $bundles = array( // ... new Happyr\GoogleAnalyticsBundle\HappyrGoogleAnalyticsBundle(), // ... );
Step 3: Configure the bundle
# app/config/config.yml happyr_google_analytics: // ... tracking_id: UA-XXXX-Y
Step 4: Provide a HTTP client and message factory service.
You need to provide two services to that know how to create and send message factories. The services must implement
Http\Client\HttpClient. If you use HTTPlugBundle
this will be taken care of automatically. You will aslo get some nice logging features.
# app/config/config.yml happyr_google_analytics: // ... http_client: 'httplug.client' http_message_factory: 'httplug.message_factory
If you want to fetch data from Google Analytics you must install and configure GoogleSiteAuthenticatorBundle. Read its documentaion and then configure the analytics bundle with a
client service and a
view id. The
view id is found in the admin section on Google analytics. Go to Admin > Account > Property > View > View settings.
# app/config/config.yml happyr_google_analytics: // ... tracking_id: UA-XXXX-Y fetching: client_service: 'google.client.tobias_gmail' view_id: 0123456789 cache_service: 'cache.provider.my_memcached' # optinally a PSR6 cache service cache_lifetime: 3600 # default
You may then run the following code to get the page views for /example-page.
$fetcher = $this->get(AnalyticsDataFetcher::class); $pv = $fetcher->getPageViews('/example-page');