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Apply Page as Secondary Dimension to See Where Events Are Occurring

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You can apply Page as a secondary dimension to your Event reports.

Secondary dimensions are a very useful (and perhaps underused) feature of Google Analytics, since they allow you to segment your audience and your content by most conceivable combinations.

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In the Events reports – assuming, of course, that you have included event tracking code where it’s needed – you can take advantage of secondary dimensions to see which specific pages event are occurring on. If, for example, the footer on every page of your website links to a PDF or an external resource, you can apply Page as a secondary dimension to your Events reports and thereby determine not only how many events are occurring, but also where on your site they are occurring.

If you note a particularly high or low occurrence of events on specific pages, you could consider content or design changes as part of your ongoing effort to optimize your website’s performance.

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