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vue-gtag documentation page

The global site tag (gtag.js) is a JavaScript tagging framework and API that allows you to send event data to Google Analytics, Google Ads, and Google Marketing Platform. For general gtag.js documentation, read the gtag.js developer guide.

Before starting make sure to know the basic of Google global site tag (gtag.js) already. Important parts of the plugin API have their link to the official documentation to help you out.

Whenever you don't understand something and the documentation lacks information, just create an issue on Github.

Install

$ npm add vue-gtag

Add plugin to your application

This is the basic installation required to start using the plugin

import Vue from "vue";
import App from "./App.vue";
import VueGtag from "vue-gtag";
Vue.use(VueGtag, {
config: { id: "UA-1234567-1" }
});
new Vue({
render: h => h(App)
}).$mount("#app");

This is just an example by using the Google Analytics domain ID as a configuration ID, but it is possible to use things like Google Adwords as well, so make sure to read the gtag documentation if you need more insights about what type of tracking code you need to use

After this you will be able to use the gtag library inside your components contextually by accessing it like this example

export default {
name: 'MyComponent',
methods: {
login () {
this.$gtag.event('login', { method: 'Google' })
}
}
}

Initial config parameters

The config object accepts also a params property that will add additional parameters to your initial config call

import Vue from "vue";
import App from "./App.vue";
import VueGtag from "vue-gtag";
Vue.use(VueGtag, {
config: {
id: "UA-1234567-1",
params: {
send_page_view: false
}
}
});
new Vue({
render: h => h(App)
}).$mount("#app");

Here is the perfect moment to add the send_page_view property to false if you don't want to send the fist page hit on load of your application