Integrate Social Network with Analytics to get Social activity Data

Integrate Social Network with Analytics to get Social activity Data

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For emerging the Blog social network works like charms. We can easily share our content to social site and reach to large number of viewers. Social activity is now become large component to judge how a website gaining content visibility. But just by sharing the content you won't able to generate the main viewers of your Social contents.

Suppose you have YouTube channel and you want to get related social activity data in your Data Hub activity report, then you must link your YouTube channel URL in your Google Analytics account. In YouTube you will able to see the total number of views per video. But in Google Analytics you will able to see the activity stream.

In Google Analytics you can link all of your social sites but just adding social link you won't able to view the property on report, so for viewing the report you must add the your primary domain with your social site.  

For example, if you add www.youtube.com/example.com (your YouTube channel), also include your primary domain www.example.com.

However all the social sites are not integrated with Google Analytics. You can see the list of partners integrated with the social data hub includes:

  • AllVoices
  • Badoo
  • Blogger
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • Diigo
  • Disqus
  • Echo
  • Gigya
  • Google+
  • Google Groups
  • Hatena
  • Meetup
  • Read It Later
  • Reddit
  • Screen Rant
  • SodaHead
  • TypePad
  • VKontakte
  • yaplog!
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So if you link the above social pages then you will able to see the details report on Google Analytics. For linking social sites just follow the below steps-

Step 1 Go the http://www.google.com/analytics/ and Sign in to your account 

Step 2 Click on Access Google Analytics and From Analytics dashboard click on Admin from top navigation.

Step 3 Now under ACCOUNT  Select your Google Analytics account that you want to link with your social site.  

social settings

Step 4 Now Google Analytics management setting page will appear. From there locate POPERTY and at that column click on Social Settings. 

add social link

Step 5 Now click on Add button and fill up the blank field with your Primary Domain URL first and after that add your Social site's URL one by one.


Important note, by entering one or more prefixes (eg. www.youtube.com/user/myuser) you will only get social activities against those domains. So if you wish to continue seeing social activities for your primary domain please add that as well (eg. example.com).

Step 6 Finally click on blue color Apply button.

That's it. You have successfully link your social site with Google Analytics site. Now the your social activity data will be visible in your Google Analytics report.

How to View the Social Activity Data?

After linking your site it will take time to see the data. Because Google Analytics will take time to process the data. To view the data just go to-

Step 1 Go the http://www.google.com/analytics/ and Sign in to your account 

Step 2 Click on Access Google Analytics and From Analytics dashboard click on Reporting from top navigation.

Step 3 Now from left side vertical menu click on ->Acquisition->Social->Overview tab. You will see the complete social activity data.

shared URL

Step 4 To view the referral URL Click on Shared URL link under Pages.

social activity

I hope this tutorial will help you to get the social activity data in your Google Analytics dashboard. Thank you.
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