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How To Identify Click Location With Analytics Without Making Duplicate


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#1 J9473920

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:25 AM

Good morning (:

 

I have the same link in few different places on my website, and the In-Page Analytics only shows me the total number of clicks on this link from this page, it doesn't show me the number of clicks from this particular location\object.

 

Is there a way to add something to the link, to make Analytics separate this calculation, without using a different URL to the same page (so it won't consider as duplicates) ?

 

 

Many thanks, and have a beautiful week! :thumbup:



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Posted 14 October 2013 - 11:00 AM

Add a tracking ID in the URL as a parameter,



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Posted 14 October 2013 - 12:13 PM

Sorry for being a uber newbie,

I tried to google that but found just site-specific info about url tracking ids...

 

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 02:46 PM

<a href="/document.ext?track=linkref">Anchor Text</a>
So any requests in your logs or analytics for that URI came from that particular link.

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 08:36 AM

Or you could use something like CrazyEgg, which creates heat maps and overlays showing how many clicks each item on the page has received.

 

The interesting thing about CrazyEgg is that it showed me when people were clicking on everything -- including stuff like unlinked (i.e. non-clickable) images, article titles, etc. (Stuff that won't show up in traditional analytics.) When I see a lot of people clicking on something that I didn't intend them to click on, I know I need to either make that thing look less "clickable" or -- better yet -- run with it and link that item to something relevant so when they click on it they'll end up somewhere useful.

 

It is surprising (and sometimes puzzling) to see the stuff people will click on.

 

--Torka :propeller:






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