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Basic Ad Tracking?

     
12:33 pm on Dec 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Apologies if this is in the wrong forum but I was a little unsure as to where to place it.

I have been given two advertising positions on a couple of sites. What I'd like to be able to do though is track those who click on those adverts and therefore come to my site.

Is there any straight-forward way of doing this?

12:35 pm on Dec 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Basically some kind of referrer ID so I could track it through Analytics or something like that?
1:35 pm on Dec 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Which analytics package are you using? All the major ones I've encountered allow you to tag links to your site with a couple of attributes to see how those visitors perform on your site. For example, to tag the links for Google Analytics, you'd follow the instructions at:
[google.com...]
2:18 pm on Dec 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for this - that's very, very useful.