Add an annotation to GA automatically when a New Issue added on Jira

It only takes 5 minutes to automate this annotation, and NO coding skills are required.
Jira annotation on google analytics

Here is how to do it:

 

 

1. Login to your GAannotation account here

 

 

2. Create your Zapier account here, you can start FREE

 

 

3. Create a new Zap, click on "MAKE A ZAP" button

Make a Jira ZAP

4. Type "Jira Software Cloud" to find the app trigger and select it

Jira event

5. For Trigger Event, select "New Issue"

New issue on Jira

6. Connect your Jira account and test that everything works fine.

Next: Set up the trigger, choose the "Project"

Jira trigger annotation

7. Time to test the trigger

test trigger

8. Continue and select the action app, search for "Webhooks by Zapier" and select it.

Weebhooks for GAannotations

9. Select "POST" option

POST selection

10. Add the POST URL

IMPORTANT: Pay attention there is NO extra space after the URL when you paste it

annotations API

The POST URL you can copy it from the documentation page

GAannotations documantation

11. Choose "Form" in the "Payload type" section

GAannotations integration

12. On the data section, you need to copy/paste the mandatory fields and choose the incoming data from Jira, this will be the data for the annotation

Jira automation

13. Scroll down to the "header", then:
 

  1. - Copy/paste the word "Authorization" on the header section
     

  2. - Copy/paste the word "Bearer" on the undefended section
     

  3. - Go to the API KEYS page and generate a key, copy/paste it after the word "Bearer".

    IMPORTANT :There must be a <space> between the word Bearer and Access Token.
     

  4. - Click Continue & Test

14. Test your ZAP

Test Zap

15. Go back to the annotations page and check if the annotations it's there, it will be also displayed on the Google Analytics account.

You can always edit or delete annotations from your dashboard ; )

Jira annotation
Jira annotation on Google analytics

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