About Yandex.Metrica Inspector
What is Yandex.Metrica Inspector?
Yandex.Metrica Inspector is a free extension for Google Chrome to debug Yandex.Metrica implementations you do in your websites and check that all the information is sent properly.
You can take a look at the demo video available on the bottom of this page.
How to use Yandex.Metrica Inspector?
Just install the extension in your browser and open the console / developer tools to find the Yandex.Metrica tab. Once you open it, you may need to reload your page or go to another one to start viewing data from the Yandex.Metrica Inspector.
By default you will see all type of data sent to Yandex.Metrica, but you can filter wich ones you want to see in the Inspector's window by checking each one of the data type in the top right menu.
If your implementation has more than one counter, you can also filter the data by the counter's ID and go to the counter's dashboard from the Inspector's window.
You can delete individual pages and their collected data one by one, or reset the Inspector's window by removing all the data and starting over your debug.
What data Yandex.Metrica Inspector shows?
Yandex.Metrica Inspector shows almost all type of data available from Yandex.Metrica:
- Pageview (init method)
- 'Virtual' pageview (hit method)
- External link (extLink method)
- File download (file method)
- Goals (reachGoal method)
- Session parameters (params method)
- User parameters (userParams method)
- User ID (setUserID method)
- Not bounce session (notBounce method)
You can check the most relevant information and details from each data type, grouped by the pages you visit, in the Yandex.Metrica Inspector window.
One of the 'bugs' I am trying to fix is the order of events. Looks like the Pageview request takes more time to be processed and sometimes is not the first data type to appear when a new page is shown in the Inspector's window. This is not important but maybe in a next release it will be fixed to show the Pageview as the first data type for each page.
I recorded a video to show you how this tool works (better with full screen).
While working on the next update, I'm already found some minor bugs that will be fixed, and some additional features will be added as well. If you have some feedback about the extension, I will be more than happy if you share your thoughts with me. Feel free to reach me for that.
If everything goes fine, next version of Yandex.Metrica Inspector it's expected to be released as a Firefox / Yandex / Opera extension.
Last update: 17 December 2020