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google analytics with hash marks (jquery tabs)

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I use jquery tabs on my homepage.  when you arrive at the homepage, it's like:

http://www.home.com

then if you click about us, it's like:

http:www.home.com/#about

jquery uses hash marks to keep track of the tabs. I would like to use google analytics to record data on which tabs are getting clicked and/or linked to.

I've found some sort-of-answers on stackOverflow, but to be honest, they just aren't dumbed down enough for me. It seems like I need to use a simple string replace to send GA a / instead of a # and then the tab can be tracked. But I don't know if that works for links or just tab-changes. Also, I don't know how to integrate it into the code at the bottom of the page. And I definitely don't understand how to add the connections to the Google Analytics page: are they separate profiles or accounts? do i add them using slashes or hashes.

Thank you for any help you can offer! I know there are a lot of questions here!
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so GA tracks pageviews, and since using the hash isn't reloading the page, GA isn't tracking it.  Check out http://www.google.com/support/analytics/bin/answer.py?answer=55485 .  Basically you'll want to call this when you change tabs, changing /about to the correct name

 _gaq.push(['_trackPageview', "/about"]); 

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GA doesn't track the hash value, so you'll need to make up fake "pages" for GA so it thinks those are real pages.  For example, example.com/#about is the same as example.com/ in the eyes of GA, so you'll need to tell google that the page is actually example.com/about (notice the slash instead of hash).

As for how you'll call that GA function, you'll need to read up on whatever jquery plugin you're using for a callback when a tab is clicked.

-Matt
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