I wanted to solve this specific use case, track the number of people that subscribe to my newsletter as a “goal” in my analytics.
I’m moving away from Google Analytics where you can setup “funnels goals”, meaning you visit page X, you visit page Y, that’s a goal.
It’s not possible in the new analytics I’m trying (Plausible) so I had to find a trick.
After you subscribe you land on a specific page where you can download some stuff.
I can’t say “the goal is to visit this page” because people might save it, bookmark, get back later.
<script> setTimeout(() => location.href = "/page", 2000) </script>
So people are redirected to
/page after 2 seconds.
I also did add a
Redirecting you to the downloads in 2 seconds... message with a
or click here link people can click in case for some reason (JS disabled?) they are not redirected.