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Count number of clicks on a URL

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Hi,

I have an application that sends a URL out to clients.

I want to know how i can count the number of clicks on that particular URL, this is because the URL gets sent to a clients email and i want to check if they have clicked on it

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make the click url unique.
i.e. campaign17052013.htm
and have that url redirect to the page you want the user to see

now all you have to do is check your iis logs for the # of hits OR within the page have it increment a counter

By adding a ?uniqueid  -- where uniqueid is a unique identifier you can also know WHICH user actually clicked on the link.

i.e.
http://www.example.com/campaign17052013?ve3ofa.html

here I used the default iis page
2013-05-17 17:09:01 ::1 GET /iisstart.htm - 80 - ::1 Mozilla/5.0+(Windows+NT+6.2;+WOW64;+rv:20.0)+Gecko/20100101+Firefox/20.0 - 200 0 0 0
2013-05-17 17:09:09 ::1 GET /iisstart.htm ve3ofa 80 - ::1 Mozilla/5.0+(Windows+NT+6.2;+WOW64;+rv:20.0)+Gecko/20100101+Firefox/20.0 - 200 0 0 1
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