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Is there a PHP snippet to run the links through, either with or without a click-through count to see what's being sent off?
Unless you want to get a little complex (just thought of this ;-) what you might do is have the banner link go to a script on your site that does some stuff (like increment click throughs etc) then redirects the UA to the banners home page...
Certainly nothing simple though Marcia..
That is exactly what I want it to do! I can't see messing with PR for something very temporary, and counting clicks would make it evident whether it's wise to do that type of thing on a continuing basis. Besides, the reciprocal arrangements are made first and I check the sites after; it would be easier to avoid that.
I thought of PHP because it's cross-platform and a bit easier, but Perl will do if that type of script is easier to find. Even a banner rotation script would work, since it'll be needed on other sites eventually.
// I snipped the mysql connection routine and some other code.
$query = "insert into stats.click (ip,datetime,<snip>,referer) values ('$ip','$datetime',<snip>,'$referer')";
$result = mysql_query ($query) or die ("<!-- $query -->");
header("Location: [webmasterworld.com...] ");
Here you go. Really simple script. You can monitor every click or you can select the previous count and increment it.