The Google Analytics Bundle lets you send data (like event tracking) to Google.

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Google Analytics Bundle

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GoogleAnalyticsBundle is a Symfony2 bundle that helps you to push data to Google Analytics. It could be data like pageview, events etc. It is a bundle implementation of the Measurement Protocol

This is not a library to pull data from Google analytics. That feature is deprecated from the classic-analytics branch. The master branch and version 3 and above will be supporting Google analytics universal.

Special feature

This bundle has a special feature. Say that you want to post data to Analytics. You want to post an event every time someone downloads a file. You may do that from the server like any other library. When looking at the reports you will find that you are missing the information about the actual user for the download event. You can not use a segment to find out which referal the user came from.

This bundle helps you with just that. Before we submit any data we look at the _ga cookie to find the user's clientId. So now you may use segments and advanced queries to analytics and you will get the expected result.


Read the documentation of the protocol.

//in some container aware class
$tracker = $this->get(Tracker::class);
$tracker->send($data, 'pageview');


Install with composer.

composer require happyr/google-analytics-bundle

Step 2: Register the bundle

Register the bundle in the AppKernel.php


// in AppKernel::registerBundles()
$bundles = array(
    // ...
    new Happyr\GoogleAnalyticsBundle\HappyrGoogleAnalyticsBundle(),
    // ...

Step 3: Configure the bundle

# app/config/config.yml

    // ...
    tracking_id: UA-XXXX-Y

Step 4: Provide a HTTP client and message factory service.

You need to provide two services to that know how to create and send message factories. The services must implement Http\Message\RequestFactory and Http\Client\HttpClient. If you use HTTPlugBundle this will be taken care of automatically. You will aslo get some nice logging features.

# app/config/config.yml

    // ...
    http_client: 'httplug.client'
    http_message_factory: 'httplug.message_factory

Fetching data

If you want to fetch data from Google Analytics you must install and configure GoogleSiteAuthenticatorBundle. Read its documentaion and then configure the analytics bundle with a client service and a view id. The view id is found in the admin section on Google analytics. Go to Admin > Account > Property > View > View settings.

# app/config/config.yml

    // ...
    tracking_id: UA-XXXX-Y
        client_service: 'google.client.tobias_gmail'
        view_id: 0123456789
        cache_service: 'cache.provider.my_memcached' # optinally a PSR6 cache service
        cache_lifetime: 3600 # default

You may then run the following code to get the page views for /example-page.

$fetcher = $this->get(AnalyticsDataFetcher::class);
$pv = $fetcher->getPageViews('/example-page');