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Hi, I have an ebay account and I listed some items in the electronics section, and on the ebay listing I included a link to my webpage which has additional information about the electronics. My page is created with basic html (with the help of dreamweaver)

I was wondering how can I find out how many visitors click my link (from the ebay page)? I do not have the page linked to the index page, it is a special page just for the electronics I am selling on ebay.

So what is an easy tracker just to get an idea on how many people visit the page?
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by:Ishaan Rawat
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Try Google analytics...

Its the best tracking software online....

And you can see whose visiting from ebay page in the referrals section in it...

So I suggest google analytics...
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Cornelia Yoder earned 2000 total points
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Free, easy and fantastic!

http://statcounter.com/

StatCounter gives you all kinds of excellent information about who visits your page(s), where they came from, browsers they use, where they are geographically, and on and on.  You can also get free weekly reports on page visits emailed to you.  No cost, no hassle.
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by:hydrive1902
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Thanks for the info. I tried the first one posted (Google analytics) and I was able to generate the code which I put into my websites html. Then I published the page but it doesnt really say what happens next. Do I have to activate it or will it automatically gather info?
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by:Ishaan Rawat
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if you have an anaLYTICS ACCOUNT... THEN YOU HAVE TO JUST paste the tracking code... and thats it....
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by:hydrive1902
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I did make an account for analytics and got my code and pasted it in my three web pages.

I am trying to view results and cant seem to find any. Does it take a minimum ammount of time to show up?

For example I click "real time" in analytics and it says 0 current visits. I open a new window and go to my first site for a test and then analytics shows 1 person on my 1st site (which is really me). I exit the browser and analytics shows 0 once again.

And all my data shows 0 visits still. Am I doing something wrong? or does it take time to show up? It has been a few hours.
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by:hydrive1902
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fyi when i am logged into analytics I click on ADMIN (top right) then tracking info and it says

Status: Tracking Not Installed
Last checked: Jun 11, 2013 9:46:00 AM PDT
The Google Analytics tracking code has not been detected on your website's home page. For Analytics to function, you or your web administrator must add the code to each page of your website.

I did add the code to my pages though, I also tried adding it to my index.html page and it still says not detected.
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by:Cornelia Yoder
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Try StatCounter, you won't have any problems.  They are easy, free, and they work.
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ok, will give statcounter a try
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seems to work!
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