Track button clicks with Metricalp

Track button clicks with Metricalp

Tracking button clicks on your website is essential for understanding user interactions and optimizing your site's performance. With Metricalp, you can easily monitor these interactions and gain valuable insights. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of tracking button clicks using Metricalp.

Why Track Button Clicks?

Button clicks are key actions on your website that can indicate user engagement, interest, and conversion potential. By tracking these clicks, you can:

  • Identify popular features or content
  • Understand user behavior and preferences
  • Optimize your website's layout and design
  • Measure the effectiveness of your CTAs (Call to Actions)

Setting Up Button Click Tracking in Metricalp

Follow these simple steps to set up button click tracking in Metricalp:

1. Sign in to Your Metricalp Account

Log in to your Metricalp account. If you don't have one yet, sign up and complete the initial setup.

2. Add the Metricalp Tracking Code to Your Website

To start tracking, you need to add the Metricalp tracking code to your website. Go to the 'Settings' section in your Metricalp dashboard, find the tracking code snippet, and insert it into the <head> section of your website's HTML. Check the introduction to integrations docs for details.

<script src="" data-allow-localhost="true" data-tid="YOUR_TID" defer></script>

3a. Define the Button Click Event via JavaScript API

Metricalp attaches an object named metricalp to the global window object. To track a button click, use the window.metricalp.event method. Here’s an example: Check the custom events and props documentation for details.

<button id="sign-up-btn">Sign Up</button>
  document.getElementById('sign-up-btn').addEventListener('click', function() {
      type: 'sign_up_button_click',
      custom_prop1: 'value1'

3b. Define the Button Click Event via HTML Data Attributes

You can also use HTML data attributes to track button clicks. Add data-metricalp-event to your button element:

<button data-metricalp-event="sign_up_button_click" data-metricalp-custom_prop1="value1">Sign Up</button>

Analyzing Button Click Data

Once you have set up button click tracking, you can start analyzing the data in your Metricalp dashboard. Look for patterns and trends in user behavior, such as which buttons are clicked most frequently and how users navigate your site. Use these insights to make informed decisions about design changes, content placement, and marketing strategies.


Tracking button clicks is a powerful way to understand user interactions on your website. With Metricalp, setting up and analyzing button click events is straightforward and insightful. Start tracking today and optimize your website for better user engagement and conversions.

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