My client has a web address: PannierRacksForAnyBikes.com . They got it from Network Solutions. The address is re-directed to their other address: OldManMountain.com . That is their real site.

They would like to know how many people actually go to the PannierRacks site. The Control Panel for their main site apparently lists the two addresses as "Direct Entry" or something like that, meaning that they cannot say when people come to their OldMan site from the Pannier re-direct.

Any idea how to find out how many hits they are getting on the address, which is just used as a re-direct, without being hosted?

2 answers

Ktash 1851

Easiest way would probably be to redirect to a different, specific url. For example, instead of directing them to http://OldManMountain.com, direct them to http://OldManMountain.com/?redirected=true. Or, you can alternatively go to a specific page, record it in a database, and then redirect them to the main page. This involves another page though.

Answered over 8 years ago by Ktash

Wow! Thanks!

Now, I'm not very smart about these things. Can we just redirect using this link: http://OldManMountain.com/?redirected=true and will the Control Panel record this as a page hit? Or, do we have to make some kind of script to record the hit?

Anyway, I am going to try just re-directing using that link and see. Thank you!

Answered over 8 years ago by Bob Faulkner
  • Really, it depends on the analytics package in use. Some will some won't. If they don't, you can always put a check at the top of the page, and if redirect is true, then mark it. Just to warn you though, doing this will cause false positives if people hit the back button, and the page has to reload. Using a page in between, you can eliminate this if done correctly. Ktash over 8 years ago