Where to Find Telephone Link Click Events In Google Analytics

Are you interested in seeing how many visitors are clicking your telephone links? MonsterInsights tracks telephone link clicks by default in all versions of our plugin. We track these user actions as “events” in Google Analytics.

In this guide, we’ll show you where to find your telephone link clicks in Google Analytics. MonsterInsights adds these and many more events to your Analytics.

Prerequisites:

  • You’ve already set up Google Analytics with MonsterInsights.
  • You’ve waited some time for these link clicks to appear. Or you’ve logged out of WordPress and clicked them yourself to test. (Since MonsterInsights doesn’t track logged in Administrators by default.)
  • The date range picker defaults to yesterday in Google Analytics. You’ll need to adjust the date range picker if you’ve recently installed MonsterInsights.

If you have a GA4 property, read the GA4 instructions.

If you have a UA property, skip to the steps for UA instructions below.

Not sure what property type you have? Learn about the differences between UA vs GA4 properties.

Tip: Enable dual tracking in MonsterInsights to collect data into both a UA property and GA4 property. For more information, check out our guide: How to Set Up Dual Tracking

Find Telephone Link Click events in GA4

Step 1: First, navigate to analytics.google.com and log into your account.

Step 2: Next, make sure you choose the correct GA4 property in the account picker.

Step 3: Then, go to Reports » Life cycle » Engagement » Events

Step 4: In the report, look for event name tel which is the custom event name MonsterInsights assigns to telephone link clicks.

You can click on tel for more details.

Find Telephone Link Click events in UA

Step 1: First, navigate to analytics.google.com and log into your account.

Step 2: Next, make sure you’re in the correct profile for your website.

Click on the account picker in GA

Step 3: Then, go to Behavior » Events » Top Events.

Step 4: Now, you’ll see any tracked telephone link clicks over the given date range:

Step 5: You can click tel to only view those telephone link click events.

There’s a lot more data to dig into here at first glance.

Things to Explore:

  • Try setting the Secondary Dimension to Source/Medium.
  • Try setting the Secondary Dimension to Page.
  • (There are a lot more options to explore in the secondary dimension drop-down.)
  • Try the other menu items under events.

That’s it! Now you know where to find your telephone link click events. MonsterInsights adds these and many more events to your Analytics. So now, you have even more ways to measure your results.

Are you interested in finding out the source of your outbound link clicks? Then please see our guide: How to Find the Source of Outbound Traffic in Google Analytics.