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?
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.
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!