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Tracker code - best placement

Should it come only on the home page

     
8:46 am on Sep 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I find website visitors tracker tools helpful but have been wondering the best placement for them...

Should the tracker code come only on the home page or is it wise to put the code on all pages? (my site has about 10 pages). Does that give better / different statistics?

12:30 pm on Sept 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I'm assuming the tracker code is Javascript / Image based.
If you only place the tracking code on the homepage, it will only log visitors who land on the home page.

If your site is ranked in the engines, and visitors are landing on different pages, then you want your code on those pages too, or else your tracking software will miss those visitors!

12:39 pm on Sept 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Yep - has to be all pages or you will not get good data. MOST tools will track users between pages as unique - the free / cheap / older ones make more mistales thatn others, but you get what you pay for.

Dixon.