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Using GA to track traffic from a link

Discussion in 'Google Analytics' started by Hoosierky, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. #1
    Hi all;

    I have a information-based website. I post links to pages that pertain to my visitors. How can see how many visitors are clicking on a link to go outside my website?
    SEMrush
    For instance:
    Home Page to a button that links to ABC Widget.com
    How can I see how many visitors are actually clicking on that button?

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2017
    Hoosierky, Jun 11, 2017 IP
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  2. Meina

    Meina Greenhorn

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    In Google Analytics there is a section in Admin – View – Goals where you can create goals you want to achieve for your website. The above examples you gave, you can easily figure it out by using that.
     
    Meina, Jun 11, 2017 IP
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    Hoosierky Peon

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    I will give it a try. Thanks.
    I have been getting around 2300 to 3000 page views a month. However, I want to go deeper to see what links are hot and cold. My site has no advertising,
    so revenue is not a factor.
     
    Hoosierky, Jun 11, 2017 IP
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    brajeshyadav Active Member

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    Hi
    Best way to track how many users are gone through from your website is just to implement outbound link tracking, here you are able to see how many users click on the link which you have given on your website. It can be done easily with the help of GTM.

    hope this will work for you.
     
    brajeshyadav, Jun 15, 2017 IP
  5. Pratik24

    Pratik24 Greenhorn

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    I think you should set goal in analytics that can help you track your outbound links.
     
    Pratik24, Jun 19, 2017 IP
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    If you want to track traffic on outbound links, you can use Analytics Events - event is a type of click that can track user interactions with content from a website other than your own. The other solution for tracking traffic from a link is setting a goal in analytics that will enable you to track clicks that take users to other pages.
     
    Gosuperb, Jul 13, 2017 IP
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    Thanks
     
    Hoosierky, Jul 13, 2017 IP
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    Patricia Ann Lee Active Member

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    You can create a campaign tracking link or an event tracking link (if it is within your site only) to see who clicks on a certain link or button on your site. It is not that hard you can create links here, ga-dev-tools.appspot.com/campaign-url-builder/
     
    Patricia Ann Lee, Jul 13, 2017 IP