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Can you count clicks on an email link?

   
1:48 pm on Oct 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Our stats system counts page views by counting page loads (simple).
We need to count the number of times an email link is clicked. Is this possible? When you click an email link a page does not load. I'm wondering if some kind of 'on click' javascript could activate a counter. Anyone know how to do this?
2:46 pm on Oct 26, 2010 (gmt 0)



A lot of times that is tracked by your email marketing platform. Someone clicks a link in the email that points them to a redirect page that counts the click.

email(link) > action(click) > tracking(redirect) > linked content page
3:07 pm on Oct 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Not quite. I need to count how often people click the email link on the website. (not links within an email).
7:20 am on Oct 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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- page views is not valid counter. You can generate 1000 pageviews in your log file.

- We need to count !the number of times! an email link is clicked
Then you posted:
I need to count how often people click the email link on the website. (not links within an email).
So, you like to track clicks and number of times or other?

- When you click an !email link a page does not load!
This is technical issue not google tracking issue...I guess
As posted: email that points them to a redirect page that counts the click

So, if I all understand we have options:
1. e-mail message with link which point to your webpages
2. webpages with links
3. landing pages with links

You like to track webpages (could be landing page) and their links which are not within e-mail links?*
3:26 pm on Oct 27, 2010 (gmt 0)



OK so if you just need ot track the link, You can use event tracking in google analytics and tag the link appropriately.

[code.google.com...]

I would also recommend installing GAddons.js

[blog.immeria.net...]
 

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