Automatic goals for e-commerce

Yandex.Metrica knows if a website is an online store, even if the site has not enabled E-commerce. In this case, Yandex.Metrica can automatically create goals:

  • “Basket” – For tracking sessions on the shopping basket page.
  • “Purchase” – For tracking the number of orders.

For Yandex.Metrica to start collecting data, enable the option Automatic goals in the tag settings.

To view statistics on goals, use the Conversions report and add goals to other Yandex.Metrica reports.

Similar conversions can also be tracked using these goals:

  • JavaScript event – For recording clicks on the Purchase button, placing orders, and so forth.
  • Page view – For registering sessions on the shopping basket page.
  • E-commerce. When data is transmitted for the first time, the “eCommerce: Purchase (tag No. <tag ID>)” goal is created. Use it in Yandex.Direct to get data on revenue from an ad campaign.

    In addition, you can use E-commerce to get more complete information about users' interactions with products (for example, viewing the product card and deleting the product from the cart). After enabling E-commerce, you get access to detailed reports on products, orders, and the users who placed them.

Restrictions

  • When tracking automatic goals, the data on revenue from orders may be inaccurate. To get more accurate information, enable E-commerce and transmit revenue as an order characteristic (revenue).
  • If automatic goals were not created, enable E-commerce.
  • This type of goal can't be used in Multi-step goals.
  • Automatic goals are not counted in the total number of tag goals.
  • The service registers a user that completes the same goal on the same tag no more than once per second.
  • During a single user session, the service can register up to 400 completions of all the goals created for a tag.
  • If you edit a tag or goal, previously collected information doesn't change.
  • If you delete a goal, information collected for it, is no longer available in reports.