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Outbound Clicks
Easy Way to track
ibQuixote

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Msg#: 3688824 posted 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!

 

eelixduppy

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Msg#: 3688824 posted 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.

chewy

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Msg#: 3688824 posted 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.

Scott_F

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3688824 posted 2:27 pm on Jul 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

Here ya go:
[google.com...]

obxbound

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Msg#: 3688824 posted 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.

Simple!

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