Msg#: 4668428 posted 7:30 pm on May 4, 2014 (gmt 0)
I have several .com domains that are one or two keywords pointing to my mainsiteexample.com . All of these domains are 301 redirect forwards to the same page: mainsiteexample.com/specific-page This page is also a link on the mainsiteexample.com index page.
I have the domains pointing to this page because I figure if someone types in typedindomainexample.com then that visitor is looking for the item found on /specific-page
I would like to find out exactly how much type in traffic I am receiving from each of these domains in G analytics. How do I do this?
If it isn't possible, would it be a good idea to still have them 301, but have a different url for each domain but with the same info on each landing page? So: mainsiteexample.com/specific-page-domain1
mainsiteexample.com/specific-page-domain2 and so on
It seems that if I did it this way these pages wouldn't be indexed which is fine, but they would appear in G analytics reports. Just wanted to avoid duplicate content.
Msg#: 4668428 posted 5:25 am on May 5, 2014 (gmt 0)
What might be the pros or cons of doing it like this?
Msg#: 4668428 posted 6:14 am on May 5, 2014 (gmt 0)
The question was originally about getting information from google analytics, right? There you do retain fragments; they're part of what gets tracked. (Don't know about GA, but I know piwik has an option for tracking requests for in-page fragments separately, vs. aggregating the whole page. No matter which you choose, there will be things you can only learn by doing it the other way.)
Logs at the originating site will record requests. But since the only response being served is a 301, it's hard to identify which ones are human requests that actually follow the redirect. You almost have to look at both sets of logs in parallel.