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Track Traffic From Forwarded Domain
How to track forwarded traffic?

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Msg#: 3892615 posted 3:14 am on Apr 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

We have had a website for 7 years like examples.com We just acquired a very similar name (example.com) that we want to forward the traffic to the older site.

What is the best way to track the type in traffic for example.com?

Do we need to create a one page site, that has a GA tag, and redirect the traffic to the examples.com site.

We use GA and are on IIS




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Msg#: 3892615 posted 8:54 pm on Apr 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

You can track this via your server logs on example.com, checking how many 301 redirects and done on that name to examples.com

Not the best idea to use a GA tag on example.com as that would cause example.com not to SEO pass value to examples.com and could cause users confusion why they go to example.com when they expected examples.com


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Msg#: 3892615 posted 2:44 pm on Apr 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

I have a similar question. I've had example.com for sometime and recently registered examples.com and .co.uk. They're hosted by the domain registrar who allows a frameless redirect to be done to example.com

Can I track how many redirects I get? I don't believe I have any access to logs to view and I'm not entirely sure if a frameless redirect is the same as a 301 (although it seems to behave in the same manner)

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