Track signups in Google Analytics AND Test signup form

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It seems the best (only) way to track signups in Google Analytics is by creating a thank you page for the signup on the website and then tracking visits to that thank you page as a Goal in GA. I can do that, but one feature I lose is embedding the email address the visitor submitted. This is useful in case they made a typo; then they can see it in the confirmation message. I presume there's no way quick and easy way to do this on a web page? short of using the API which is beyond my time constraints.

Just for clarification I presume that the "Track it" code you are using for the sign up form just measures how many people see the form itself; it doesn't track form submissions, right?

I'd love to test the signup process, but I can't find any way to do that other than entering real email addresses and then removing them from the list. I've looked all over the documentation for this and can't find an answer. Is there an easier way to test the signup process?
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Hey Vicki! I believe you are correct; there's no quick and easy way to both use Google Analytics on a custom thank you page, and also autofill the new email address on that page. It may be possible using the API, but there isn't a way to do that with the tools we have built in to Emma. 

Also, to clarify, the track it code will only measure visits to the site, not form submissions. 

Let me know if you have any further questions!
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Paul, in my original message I also asked about how to test the signup form. If there is documentation on this, could you point the way?
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Hey Vicki, one way to test email addresses for sing-ups is to add a plus sign in username. The signup form will see these modified emails as different addresses, but they will deliver to the original email address. 

For example, if I first sign up with paul@zc.com, it will add paul@zc.com and send a confirmation to paul@zc.com

Then, if I sign up paul+test@zc.com, it will add paul+test@zc.com, but send the confirmation to paul@zc.com

In this way, you should be able to add addresses to test without actually adding and deleting real addresses. 

I hope this helps! Let me know if that works for you!