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Google Analytics visitor tracking

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by relllik, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. relllik

    relllik Newbie

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    Hello there,
    I need some advice from you.
    For example first visit to my site was from facebook and after some days same visitor go to my site trough direct hit and make transaction. So the thing i want to know - is it possible to track each returned visitor by his first entry point on site ? Or maybe there are other services with this feature ?
    Regards,
    Rellik
     
  2. bryanon

    bryanon Executive VIP Premium Member

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    To my knowledge, there's no way to track such tendencies using Analytics. The only possible way for accomplishing ths that I can think of is injecting a cookie to the computers of each and every visitor of your site and storing the referrer in this cookie. Then, when a visitor sees your 'thank you' page, your site will read the cookie and take a note. Very similarly to how affiliate tracking works. I'm not sure though how easy or difficult it might be to program this yourself - perhaps someone can suggest you a capable affiliate program script of that?
     
  3. phyco100

    phyco100 Newbie

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    There are ways to track the returning visitor by his/her IP address.
     
  4. bryanon

    bryanon Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Great stuff! Thanks so much for sharing those "ways" with us.

     
  5. relllik

    relllik Newbie

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    Hey guys
    I found solving for this problem.
    http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Google+Analytics/thread?tid=0e672a6afb56558c&hl=en
    http://www.conversionworks.co.uk/blog/2009/06/11/super-cookie-how-to-guide-and-source-code-a-guide-for-techies/
    Hope it helps somebody. ;)
     
  6. Leads Provider

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    it can be tracked by Ip adrs as well as cookies.
     
  7. madblacker

    madblacker Regular Member

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    Ip address but it changes usually for most people as the ISP changes it every day or so, as someone said you can probably do it with cookies but I'm not sure how to check this in GA