i apoligize if this is in the wrong location, i didnt see a GAnalytics specific forum.
ihave a lot of goal pages that are dynamic forms, and the completed form displays the same url. for example, a contact page may look like this contact.php and the submitted form posts to the same url contact.php. i dont want to modify all my forms to use a second confirmation page. can i insert a custom utm variable for these?
I think the easiest thing to do is to add a?var to the form url.
<form action=contact.php?goal=1 method=post>
This will still result in a POST request beeing made, with no need to further modifications to the script. In GA you can then set the goal page to contact.php?goal=1 (make sure to set it to exact match only).
this is a good idea - however i think it will be a bit trickier. you cannot have the form post to contact.php?goal=1 because if the user did not fill out all form fields correctly, they will have to repost. however, the success page could have an additional variable.