When you enable GoSquared in the Segment web app, your changes appear in the Segment CDN in about 45 minutes, and then Analytics.js starts asynchronously loading GoSquared’s Tracker onto your page.
This means you should remove any manual integration of GoSquared.
Your GoSquared Now dashboard will instantly start showing the number of visitors online, and if you’re using
identify, users will start appearing in People Analytics.
GoSquared supports mobile, webpage and server-side tracking.
When you enter your GoSquared site token into Segment, website tracking will automatically start.
Mobile and Server-Side Tracking
To track data using Segment’s mobile and server-side sources, you will need to enter a GoSquared API Key, which can be created in your GoSquared account. The API Key must have “Write Tracking” access. All functionality is supported by mobile and server-side tracking.
Page calls will be tracked from any Segment library, but GoSquared’s real-time analytics will be most accurate using front-end website tracking.
When you call
identify, we call GoSquared’s
identify. Once identified with a
userId, that person (along with historical browsing information from before they were identified) will be visible and queryable in GoSquared People Analytics.
GoSquared expects a slightly different set of traits from us, so we start by transforming the traits to match their format.
|Our trait||GoSquared property|
GoSquared recognises certain traits as “special” and requires all other traits to be sent under a namespace of
custom. The Segment code handles all of this, sending recognised special properties and custom properties in the correct places.
GoSquared supports the
screen method by converting it into an event, with an event name of
"Screen: " + name.
GoSquared converts the
group method into an identify call, to set the company details for a user. Only one company/group is supported per user.
For user-property destinations, an identify call is sent to the destination for each user being added and removed. The property name is the snake_cased version of the audience name, with a true/false value to indicate membership. For example, when a user first completes an order in the last 30 days, Personas sends an Identify call with the property
order_completed_last_30days: true. When the user no longer satisfies this condition (for example, it’s been more than 30 days since their last order), Personas sets that value to
When you first create an audience, Personas sends an Identify call for every user in that audience. Later audience syncs only send updates for users whose membership has changed since the last sync.
Supported Sources and Connection Modes
Before you start, make sure GoSquared supports the source type and connection mode you’ve chosen to implement. You can learn more about connection modes here.
Segment offers an optional Device-based Connection Mode for Mobile data going to GoSquared, so that you can use GoSquared features that collect data directly from the mobile device. To do this, you must package the Segment-GoSquared mobile SDK with the Segment mobile library.
Segment lets you change these destination settings from the Segment app without having to touch any code.
API Key (Server-side)
Generate your server-side API key here: https://www.gosquared.com/settings/api
Enable if you need to anonymize the IP address of visitors to your website.
Use this if you wish to share GoSquared’s tracking cookies across subdomains,
.example.com will enable shared tracking across all example’s subdomains. By default, cookies are set on the current domain (including subdomain) only.
You can find your Site Token by viewing the GoSquared Integration guide. It should look something like
Enable if you’d like page hashes to be tracked alongside the page URL. By default,
example.com/about#us will be tracked as
Enable to track data on local pages/sites (using the
file:// protocol, or on
localhost). This helps prevent local development from polluting your stats.
Disable to ignore URL querystring parameters from the page URL, for example
/home?my=query&string=true will be tracked as
/home if this is set to disabled.
This page was last modified: 20 Oct 2020
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