CAT now includes Google Analytics integration on all paid block and subscription accounts (analytics are not available in the Free Trial). CAT will gather and return data for the these data fields, viewable in Job Detail view, Resource Detail view, and your .csv export. Select from previous week, previous month, or set your own custom date range for data capture.
Including this data in your CAT job data is simple, but requires a few extra steps to get set up.
NOTE: This feature is in beta due to the frequency of changes in the Google Analytics API. We respond as quickly as we can to changes but can't guarantee results.
If there is a Google Analytics account associated with the site you are crawling, you can grant CAT access to that data to gather and display in the job details and resource details. Including this data in your CAT job data is simple, but requires a few extra steps to get set up.
1. Add CAT as a user
In order for CAT to gather the analytics data, you need to set CAT up as a user in your account profile. Follow these steps:
NOTE: If you have previously set up Google Analytics access, you do not need to change this email address. Use your existing account setup.
2. Get the View ID
Be sure that the Base URL of your job is exactly the same as the URL for the Google Analytics account. Note that there are instances where Google Analytics data does not match the data that shows up in CAT. There are two reasons that may happen. See the FAQ for more details.
For an overview of Google Analytics and how accounts and profiles work together, see: