New Analytics extension released
On CKAN.net we use Google Analytics to track user behaviour. Many other CKAN users do the same.
When we wanted to track resource downloads (e.g. how many times people have clicked a link to a particular CSV), we thought we would make life easier by packaging all the Analytics behaviour we wanted into a single extension.
This new Analytics Extension does a few useful things:
- Inserts Google Analytics page tracking code into every page for you
- Adds special tracking code to track resource download clicks
- Creates a new page that summarises the data from Google Analytics, within CKAN (example)
- Adds text next to each resource download link on a package page, with download statistics (example)
Here are screenshots of the new CKAN user interface elements: