Solved

Count number of clicks on a URL

Posted on 2013-05-17
1
288 Views
Last Modified: 2013-05-29
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

Thanks

R8VI
0
Comment
Question by:R8VI
1 Comment
 
LVL 79

Accepted Solution

by:
David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 500 total points
ID: 39175457
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
0

Featured Post

Master Your Team's Linux and Cloud Stack!

The average business loses $13.5M per year to ineffective training (per 1,000 employees). Keep ahead of the competition and combine in-person quality with online cost and flexibility by training with Linux Academy.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

It was really hard time for me to get the understanding of Delegates in C#. I went through many websites and articles but I found them very clumsy. After going through those sites, I noted down the points in a easy way so here I am sharing that unde…
Performance in games development is paramount: every microsecond counts to be able to do everything in less than 33ms (aiming at 16ms). C# foreach statement is one of the worst performance killers, and here I explain why.
This tutorial gives a high-level tour of the interface of Marketo (a marketing automation tool to help businesses track and engage prospective customers and drive them to purchase). You will see the main areas including Marketing Activities, Design …
This video shows how to quickly and easily add an email signature for all users on Exchange 2016. The resulting signature is applied on a server level by Exchange Online. The email signature template has been downloaded from: www.mail-signatures…

773 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question