How to track user events or metrics
You can use a referral service like bit.ly to track links. Just make a redirect link, replace the original link on your site and the counter increases with every link visit.
Now you can follow the more technical Google documentation or any of the in-depth guides below to configure event capturing, which is the technical term for recording clicks.
These more interactive guides might help you setup Google Tag Manager with click analytics.
Other libraries (using data property)
A typical way for libraries to track events is to mark the elements to track with a specific property like data-hook. So the actual element gets rendered like:
<div data-hook="banner">Hello World</div>
To accomplish this today, you can write an override and apply it to the element:
Now, if you publish you’ll see the element contain the extra property:
This works well, but the downside is that you’ll have to write a unique override function for every data-hook value (until we add props to overrides in the interface).