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Adding the JavaScript Snippet for Performance Click Tracking
Adding the JavaScript Snippet for Performance Click Tracking

How to install the JavaScript snippet for click and view reports in Performance.

Caitlin Ward avatar
Written by Caitlin Ward
Updated over a week ago

Installing the JavaScript snippet ensures you'll be able to send click and pageview information from your site directly to Performance.

If you also connect Integrations, the JavaScript snippet will help you see which pages and links earn money for your sites.

How to Install the JavaScript Snippet

First, you'll need to register your site with Performance.

To do this, navigate to your Lasso Account Page and click the Add a new site button:

On the next page, you'll need to select Install Performance myself. Then, type in your URL and click Add site.

Once, that's done, a JavaScript snippet will appear. You'll need to copy and paste this snippet before your website’s closing </head> tag.

If you're not familiar with JavaScript and are using WordPress, the Header Footer Code Manager plugin makes it super simple! (It's also free. 😎)

Once you've installed the Header Footer Code Manager plugin, all you need to do is:

  1. Navigate to HFCM in your WordPress sidebar.

  2. Click Add New Snippet.

  3. Apply these settings:

    1. Snippet Name: Performance

    2. Snippet Type: Javascript

    3. Site Display: Site Wide

    4. Location: Header

    5. Device Display: Show on All Devices

    6. Status: Active

  4. Paste the JavaScript from above.

  5. Hit Save.

Performance will automatically start tracking your clicks and views as soon as you hit Save. 🤓

However, if you use a caching plugin, you may need to clear the cache for the JavaScript to go into effect.

Is There an Alternative to Manually Adding the JavaScript Snippet?

Good news! If you use the Lasso plugin, you don't have to worry about adding a separate JavaScript snippet.

All you have to do is navigate to WordPress > Lasso > Settings. There, you'll see a section for Advanced Click Tracking.

Ensure the Page and Link-Level Tracking toggle is on, and Lasso will automatically send clicks and pageviews to your Performance Dashboard.

Is the JavaScript Snippet Mandatory?

You don't need to install the JavaScript Snippet if you want to use Performance for revenue tracking only.

However, if you'd like to view click and view reports in Performance, you'll either need to install the JavaScript Snippet or use the Lasso plugin and enable click tracking.

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