Google Analytics - track one space


We use Google Analytics for our whole Confluence instance (just one .js tag putin the custom html)

If I want to track just one space.  I went ot behaviour - all pages and did a search for the space key - but I think that just takes me to the main page.  How do I track all visits to one space?


Mr. V

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Add a custom dimension which tracks the space key, then in Google Analytics you can simply filter on the space key to see the results for just that space.

See my blogpost - Tracking Atlassian Confluence usage with Google Analytics - for how to do this, or copy the code below:

  // Standard Google Universal Analytics code
  (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o),
    ga('create', 'UA-XXXX-Y', 'auto');
    // Add a page-level custom variable to record the space-key
    if (typeof AJS.params.spaceKey === 'string') {
      ga('set', 'dimension1', AJS.params.spaceKey); // Set a `spaceKey` dimension at page level
    ga('send', 'pageview');


Wow!  That is fantastic!

We do not use the Google Analytics Plugin, instead, we just added the tracking code to the Custom HTML.

Will this still work?

Substitute my GA code instead UA-XXXX-Y?


David Simpson Community Champion Jul 09, 2017

Yes, that's correct :)


I don't have the Google Analytics Plugin - will I still be able to get this info easily?

For this part:

"You now have a Custom Dimension named Confluence Space Key which is available for use within the Google Analytics interface. Next, you’ll need to populate this custom dimension with some data. "

I see this:

var dimensionValue = 'SOME_DIMENSION_VALUE';
ga('set', 'dimension1', dimensionValue);

dimensionValue is the space key?

And where does this code go?  In my custom HTML?

Sorry for the noob questions.





There is a new and recommended Global Site Tag (gtag.js) tracking code as follows.
What's the respective way of adding Space tracking to a custom dimension? Thank you

<!-- Global Site Tag (gtag.js) - Google Analytics -->
<script async src=""></script>
window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || [];
function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments)};
gtag('js', new Date());

gtag('config', 'UA-XXXX');

Susan Ostreicher Community Champion Jan 04, 2018

@web service, I just came across this article. Does this help answer your question? 

Custom dimensions and metrics with gtag.js

Susan Ostreicher Community Champion Jan 04, 2018
<!-- Global site tag (gtag.js) - Google Analytics -->
<script async src=""></script>
window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || [];
function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);}
gtag('js', new Date());

// Maps 'dimension1' to 'Confluence_Space_Key'.
gtag('config', 'UA-XXXXXXXXX-Y', {
'custom_map': {'dimension1': 'Confluence_Space_Key'}

// Sends an event that passes 'Confluence_Space_Key' as a parameter.
if (typeof AJS.params.spaceKey === 'string') {
gtag('event', 'pageview', {'Confluence_Space_Key': AJS.params.spaceKey});


 I'm working through the same issue and trying to piece together the code, though without really understanding what I'm looking at.  

@David Simpson, not sure if you can confirm if the above would work for gtag.js, but your blog posts have been so helpful and I'd love to someone more knowledgeable than I am take a look at this!

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