I know how to add code for custom events in Google Analytics—_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'some button'])—but how do I view these events?

If it's Home -> Intelligence events -> overview, could anyone confirm if events are supposed to be real-time? Do they appear every 24 hours?


Because _trackEvent doesn't appear on the admin dashboard immediately like _trackPageview I've fallen back to using the following event wrapper for _trackPageview:

window.gaEvent = function gaEvent(event_name){
  event_name = event_name.replace(/\s/gi, '_');
  _gaq.push(['_trackPageview', event_name]);
//super easy to use:
gaEvent('Application action');

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On the left-hand menu, Behavior->Events

  • how fast are they supposed to appear? Commented May 17, 2012 at 20:18
  • I have real-time page views working, but nothing for events Commented May 17, 2012 at 20:19
  • On the bottom right of events pages it says when the event report was produced and gives a link to refresh it. I don't know for definite the delay, I'd say not real time, more like 20-30 minutes, but that's the general feeling I've had rather than something factual. Commented May 17, 2012 at 20:21

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