For new users: A video overview of instrumenting Amplitude

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Welcome to Amplitude! Instrumenting Amplitude correctly is critical to getting the most out of the platform. It's also a complex, occasionally intimidating subject. This article offers a brief, video-based overview of what's involved in the instrumentation process. We hope it helps you get started you on your product analytics journey. 

Identify your user flows and set KPIs to track

This video describes the Amplitude onboarding process and explains how you can:

  • Identify key user flows in your product
  • Determine business goals and key KPIs to track with Amplitude
  • Determine how best to send data to Amplitude and which integrations to use


Click here to view the deck used in the video.

Instrumentation training

This instrumentation training seminar video describes best practices for Amplitude instrumentation. You will learn:

  • Methods of sending data to Amplitude
  • The Amplitude schema
  • How Amplitude identifies unique users
  • Session tracking
  • Instrumentation best practices

Clean instrumentation is the foundation to success with Amplitude, so it is important to understand how the platform handles your data.


See our For Developers: Getting Started Guide for the seminar content in written format.

Event taxonomy

A good event taxonomy is imperative in Amplitude. This video includes discussion of sample event taxonomies, as well as the types of events, event properties, and user properties you should be tracking according to your industry vertical.


For more data-tracking best practices, check out our Data Taxonomy Playbook.

Instrumentation phase resources

Once you've identified your key user flows, business goals, and core KPIs, and created your event taxonomy, your team is ready to instrument Amplitude. Here are some helpful resources for you during the implementation process:

Further reading

Here are some further resources to help you: