Fake Google Analytics (GA) is a tool used to shorten the feedback loop when testing the interaction of a website with Google Analytics. It does so by redirecting all traffic to www.google-analytics.com to the web server run locally, storing it in the file, and exposing via simple HTTP interface. (an entry in /etc/hosts is added)
rvmsudo bundle install
'sudo' is necessary as adding an entry to the hosts file require root privileges.
In order to start intercepting all GA traffic execute:
bundle exec rake fake_ga:run
In order to clear the file containg all intercepted GA requests execute:
bundle exec rake fake_ga:clear
Accessing GA data
You can access data via HTTP:
- List of all requests: http://www.google-analytics.com/list
- List of the events: http://www.google-analytics.com/events
You can purge collected data by executing DELETE method against:
You can also find a list of all requests to GA in the file: "db/requests.yml"
This tool works by adding a custom entry to the hosts file. When this tool is running all traffic that goes to www.google-analytics.com is going to be "intercepted" and logged instead of going to GA.
Fake Google Analytics is released under the MIT license, a copy of which can be found
The public/ga/ folder contains code snippets from google see: "https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/gajs/methods/"