I have been looking, over the past 6 months, for a good – no scratch that – a great tracking program. One of the key things I have picked up on in learning about Internet Marketing is that testing and tracking is very very important. It can make the average marketer great.
So I wanted to know what was happening on all my sites. Who was visiting, how they go there, what links brought them there, what they did when they got there. All this information.
Well I quickly learned that there are really 2 sides to the tracking issue. The first can be described as Website Analytics. This is looking at your website, and watching who visits. Through log files, or code placed on your site, you can know alot about your visitor including the IP address, their location, which site they came from, etc. You can see what they clicked on, and what page they left your site from.
The other side of tracking is link tracking. This is knowing what is happening with all your links that are out there on the World Wide Web. This also includes email links. This is very important, as usually links represent you marketing efforts – things that you spent time and money on. So very important to know these results.
I never did find a program that could do both sides of the tracking. If you know of one, then I would appreciate you letting me know.
But I have found a few programs that will handle my tracking for me.
For Website Analytics, the best that I have found is Googles Analytics. This is offered free by Google, but comes with the limitation of only 5 projects (projects in my view equals websites). The second best – and it has some features better than Google Analytics – is StatCounter.
Statcounter is a free program that will track your visitors to you website very easily. The best thing is that you can set up as many projects as you like. And see the sumarized results all on one page – great for quickly checking what is happening on your sites.
For link tracking, it was a tougher search. There are programs that you pay monthly for, that offer a great service. There is also programs that you buy, and install on your server.
The best I had found was AdTrackZ. I did say ‘had’.
Now I found – or rather it found me – since the creator John Reel did a huge launch – was GoTryThis.
GoTryThis is marketed as an affiliate tool for cloaking links. It does that, but what it also is a supercharged link tracker. The stats are phenomenol. Everything is in real time. Easy as pie to set up. Super to use again and again for all your links. I love it.
I have put the following ad in a few forums, but I have promoted this program even without my affiliate link on many many occasions. Sometimes a piece of software comes around that you simply need to have. GoTryThis is one of those! It not only sets up and controls your redirected links (a must for any serious marketer), but as I said above – it also track those links (an absolute must!).
Here is the ad:
Change this ugly affiliate link –> https://members.gotrythis.com/aff.php?aff=1351
and Track you results in real time!
Control all your affiliate links!
Shorten all your affiliate links!
Track all you links! – articles, affiliates, referrals, signatures – anything.
Protect your links!
or maybe some of you like RED and some like BLUE
And I can know how many like each color – all go to the same link and I did these changes on the go – nothing to set up, but both RED and BLUE will be tracked independantly.
EASY set up!
Easy to Manage!
No code on your server to FTP
No Monthly Fees!
Simple to set up on your server – then you own it – control it – run it!
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So if you have any questions or concerns – let me know. This program is a bargain at $47. Many programs that track your links charge that monthly and do not do as good of job.
Pick this up now and start using it. It will save you time, and make you more money!