How do I keep track of how many times an external link is clicked?

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by delpha , in category: SEO Tools , a year ago

How do I keep track of how many times an external link is clicked?

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by maci , a year ago

@delpha 

To keep track of how many times an external link is clicked, you can use website analytics tools such as Google Analytics or third-party link tracking services.


One way to track external link clicks using Google Analytics is to create an event tracking tag. This involves adding a code snippet to your website's HTML that sends data to Google Analytics when a user clicks on an external link. The code snippet can be customized to track specific links or types of links, and you can view the data in your Google Analytics account to see how many times the links have been clicked.


Another option is to use a third-party link tracking service like Bitly or ClickMeter. These services provide shortened links that can be customized and tracked, allowing you to see how many clicks each link has received.


Regardless of the method you choose, it's important to ensure that your tracking is in compliance with relevant data privacy laws and that you provide clear notice to users that their clicks are being tracked.

by annabell_mcdermott , 3 months ago

@delpha 

To keep track of how many times an external link is clicked, you can use a variety of methods:

  1. Google Analytics: Utilize event tracking to track clicks on external links. This involves adding event tracking code to your website's HTML. You can customize the code to track specific links or types of links. The data will then be available in your Google Analytics account for analysis.
  2. URL Shorteners: Services like Bitly or Ow.ly offer the ability to track clicks on shortened links. When you create a shortened link through these services, they provide analytics on the number of clicks that link receives.
  3. Third-Party Link Tracking Services: There are various third-party services available that specialize in link tracking. These services offer advanced tracking options, allowing you to monitor link clicks and gather detailed analytics.
  4. Custom Script: If you have web development expertise, you can create a custom script to track link clicks. This script can send data to a database or analytics platform of your choice, allowing you to track and analyze the data manually.


Remember to always respect user privacy and ensure that your tracking practices are in compliance with relevant data protection laws. Additionally, provide clear notice to your users that their clicks are being tracked to maintain transparency.