Monday, March 31, 2014

Using Google Analytics in your Single Page Application

Google Analytics is a great tool to figure out what’s going inside your web application. It gives you real-time monitoring on the pages they visit, the time they spend on your site and much, much more…

Recently we switched from a standard ASP.NET MVC application to a Single Page Application. The problem is that Google Analytics has no idea when you switch pages, so you loose a lot of interesting reporting.

To fix this you can use the fact that most SPA’s use hashes for their URL routing (e.g. http://www.mysinglepageapplication.com/#welcomepage). Everything the hash changes, the hashchange event is raised.

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