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(Message started by: Yuri on May 3rd, 2004, 11:37pm)

Title: Correct links
Post by Yuri on May 3rd, 2004, 11:37pm
Hi!

I have several ebooks that I free distribute through the Web. Then these ebooks work on customers' local computers. Each e-book has a link to my website, say, http://www.mysite.com.

Question. How to write correctly this link in ebooks to have the statictics of the site  www.mysite.com showing visitors from one or another of these local ebooks? Statictics must not show visitors from "Bookmarks", of course.

Thank you in advance.

Yuri Karminsky

Title: Re: Correct links
Post by Support Staff on May 6th, 2004, 2:53pm
Instead of:
http://www.yoursite.com

use
http://www.yoursite.com/?some_meaningful_string

as you can see with a click, the second URL points to the same website, but your server will store the "?some_meaningful_string" within the LOG data. There is also a way to track these kind of URLs with Javascript.

:)

Title: Re: Correct links
Post by Yuri on May 7th, 2004, 1:59pm
Unfortunately this doesn't work. No one external website counter shows any hits with this code string. Actually it's necessary to use Javascript but I don't know which and how. Thank you.

Title: Re: Correct links
Post by Support Staff on May 8th, 2004, 3:43am
the solution above is ok if you have full control on your web site.

If you are using an external service, they may have a referral management utility.

For example:

http://www.thecountersite.com/?count=access_from_ebook123&redirect_to=http://www.yoursite.com

Title: Re: Correct links
Post by Yuri on May 9th, 2004, 11:27am
Thank you VERY MUCH. I'll try shortly and let you know.

Title: Re: Correct links
Post by Yuri on May 9th, 2004, 12:04pm
Probaby there is a little mistake in this last code because this link opens the counter site home page but not my site's one.

Title: Re: Correct links
Post by Support Staff on May 12th, 2004, 12:49pm
You should refer to the counter manual.
I believe the link we posted above is just a sample (i.e. formally it is not correct)

:)



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