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Outbound Clicks
Easy Way to track

 8:36 pm on Jul 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

Im sure this is an old question by now, but I still couldn't find an answer. Anyway, here goes:

Is there and easy non technical way to know which outbound text links on my site are being clicked?

Many Thanks!



 9:15 pm on Jul 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

>> non technical way

hehe;) I've always written up a quick script in PHP that kept track of outbound links. I'm sure you can find something already written for you, though, but this is pretty much how it's done.


 11:50 pm on Jul 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

there is supposed to be a new feature in Google Analytics to do this (supposedly this is still in Beta) - then again, there are lots of descriptions on how to do it with the current version that involves putting the JS high on the page and tracking "onclick" type actions.


 2:27 pm on Jul 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

Here ya go:


 7:03 pm on Jul 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

I found this to be very easy to implement for Google Analytics...

Your link would be <a href="http://www.yahoo.com" onClick="javascript:urchinTracker ('/outgoing/yahoo.com');">www.yahoo.com</a>

Add this and it works right away. Then go into google analytics and filter your top content pages to show only those in the "outgoing" directory to see the results.


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