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Super Basic Tracking Code For Quick Testing

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by The Scarlet Pimp, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. The Scarlet Pimp

    The Scarlet Pimp Senior Member

    Apr 2, 2008
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    Chair moistener.
    this isn't the best way to track clicks (obviously), but it can show which of your links are getting the most clicks. this is for *very* simple click tracking (forums, newsgroups, blogs) without using a 3rd party program. it doesn't keep track of your returning clients but it is okay for quick testing.

    let's say you've posted three new ads and you want to know which ad is getting the most clicks. simply add a '?' and some key letters to the end of your link, like this:




    now when you check your server logs (or just use the php tracking script i posted here last year) you can see which link is pulling best. i'm using this now on one of my test links and i can tell instantly where the clicks are coming from.

    as i said, this is not the best way to track, and it isn't any good for serious campaigns. but it can work in pinch if you just want something on-the-spot and you don't have the time to set up a true tracking system at the moment - this is more for throw-aways.

    for serious tracking, use a real script! :D