Adding Google Analytics 4 (GA4) Tracking to React App

Install the React GA4 library

npm i react-ga4

On the top level initialize the tracking ID:

import React, { Suspense } from 'react';
import { BrowserRouter } from 'react-router-dom';

import Routes from './Routes';

import ReactGA from 'react-ga4';
const TRACKING_ID = "G-XXXXXXXXXX"; // OUR_TRACKING_ID
ReactGA.initialize(TRACKING_ID);

function App() {
	return (
		<Suspense fallback={<div>Loading...</div>}>
			<BrowserRouter>
				<Routes ReactGA={ReactGA} />
			</BrowserRouter>
		</Suspense>
	);
}
export default App;

Track pages on Routes.js, then start the Google Event Tracker:

import React, { useEffect, lazy } from 'react';
import {Route, Routes as Switch, useLocation} from 'react-router-dom';
import GoogleAnalyticsEventTracker from './components/GoogleAnalyticsEventTracker/GoogleAnalyticsEventTracker';
 
const Home = lazy(() => import('./pages/Home/Home'));
const Page1 = lazy(() => import('./pages/Page1/Page1'));
const Page2 = lazy(() => import('./pages/Page2/Page2'));
const NotFound = lazy(() => import('./pages/NotFound/NotFound'));


const Routes = props => {
	const url = useLocation();
	useEffect(() => {
		document.title = url.pathname;
		props.ReactGA.pageview(url.pathname + url.search);
	}, [url.pathname]);
	const gaEventTracker = GoogleAnalyticsEventTracker('all_custom_events');

	return (
		<Switch>
			<Route path='/' element={<Home gaEventTracker={gaEventTracker.bind(this)}/>} />
			<Route path='/page1' element={<Page1 gaEventTracker={gaEventTracker.bind(this)}/>} />

			<Route path='/page2/*' element={<Page2 gaEventTracker={gaEventTracker.bind(this)}/>} />

			<Route element={<NotFound/>} />
		</Switch>
	);
}
export default Routes;

Inside your page you’ll add an event for any click events, functions that finish, etc.

import React from 'react'

const Page1 = props => {
	const gaEventTracker = props.gaEventTracker;
    return ( 	
	<button 
		className="button" 
		onClick={e => {
			gaEventTracker('click_button');
		}}
	>
		Click button
	</button>
    );  
}  
export default Page1

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