The video below is for those of you who’ve graduated beyond just pasting the default Google Analytics tracking code into your site, and who want to make sure you’ve set things up correctly.

You don’t have to wait 24 to 48 hours to see what shows up in your Google Analytics account view to see if you’ve got it right. You don’t even have to keep staring at the realtime monitoring of the site to see if that button click comes through.

With Google Analytics Debugger, you can watch in your browser the behind-the-scenes push your website is making to analytics’ servers for those events, transactions, social shares, page timings and more that you’re wanting to monitor.

Click play on the video below for a brief explanation of what this tool is showing you.


Brian Russell is a senior marketing strategist at 352. He's on Twitter a lot, but to get all the extra goodies, Google requires him to say he's on Google+, too.