This is news to me: Google Analytics is updating their tracking features and adding better support for Flash tracking – it was possible before, but it’s just getting more native, as Google is even providing an AS3-based framework for that. Below’s the email that I’ve received through my Google Analytics admin account.
We are happy to let you know that the Event Tracking feature is now available in all profiles for the following Google Analytics Account ID: XXXXXX. Please note that you are receiving this email update because you are an ‘Admin’ or designated contact for the account listed above.
When you log in to these profiles, you will see a new set of reports called “Event Tracking” under the Content section. As posted on our blog, this is a limited release currently available only to select profiles.
Event Tracking allows you to track interactions with Web 2.0 style content such as Flash, AJAX, Silverlight, social networking apps, etc. We recently made tracking Adobe Flash even easier with the release of a new Flash Tracking client library. It allows for much simpler tracking of Flash content with drag and drop functionality and an open source framework.
To find your ga.js code snippet, edit the settings for your profile and click the “Check Status” link on the upper right corner of the page. You can now track interactions beyond just pageviews.
Check the links above – it looks pretty awesome.