im trying to set up Site Search in Google Analytics so i can see what users are searching for on my site. step 4 and 5 says,
4# Enter your ‘Query Parameter’ in the field provided. Please enter only the word or words that designate an internal query parameter such as “term,search,query”. Sometimes the word is just a letter, such as “s” or “q”. You may provide up to five parameters, separated by a comma.
5# Select whether or not you want Google Analytics to strip out the query parameter from your URL. Please note that this will only strip out the parameters you provided, and not any other parameters in the same URL. This has the same functionality as excluding URL Query Parameters in your Main Profile - if you strip the query parameters from your Site Search Profile, you don’t have to exclude them again from your Main Profile.
not sure what that Query parameter means or what i should input, anyone know?
yeah you do not need to set parameters…in analytics go to traffic sources -> keywords…this will show you what keywords brought traffic. Google webmaster tools also has a great interface. It will have the data you are looking for.
Just copying the verification code in your site / blog is enough in the bottom most source code before the body tag. For more queries you can ask directly in the Google Analytics forum. It will gives you better solution.