How to Set Up Your Own Free Ad-Tracking Links and 7 Reasons Why You Want To!

Any time you use a URL in an Article, Web Page, Classified Ad, Pay Per Click ad or anyplace else you should always use Ad = Tracking Links. Not only will this Article show you how to build your own Ad-Tracker in 2 simple steps it will also tells you 7 reasons why you should always use Ad-Trackers

Building a Tracking Link is as Simple as using a Free Web Site Counter with a Meta Tag Refresh Link.

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The Redirect part of the Code takes place in the lines Between the Head and /head statements. This Page is redirected to Google. Just change to point to any URL you want re-direct too.

The Tracking Code Appears between the Body and /body tags. You would put in the Java Script code for your Web Counter here. Sitemeter offers a free Web Counter that has some very nice features and has been tested to work with this method. Any Java Script Type Web Counter should work with this Method.

Here are 7 reasons why you should always use Ad-Tracking URLS

  • - You get great visibility. You can See who came to your web page. Who referred them. What page did they enter or exit on. How long they stayed. How many pages they visited. Pretty much everything except their hair color

  • - Split Testing. Do you want to see which classified ad pulls better. Use a Different ad tracker for each classified ad and let them each run a few weeks and see your results.

  • - You are in control. If you are promoting an E-book about how to profit on e-bay and you find a better e-book you just change your tracking link to point to the new E-book. Or Set up a 2nd tracker link to your new E-book and see which one sells better

  • - If you are Promoting an Affiliate program and they go out of business, you can find a similar Affiliate program and point your ad tracking links there.

  • - Cascading Trackers. Lets Say you want to Redirect many URLS to http://main-Redirect.

    You Build a Page called http://the-Redirect and Point it to http://main-Redirect (don't place Java Web Counter code on this Page)

    You now Point all you other Redirects to http://the-Redirect s0 http://the-Redirect1, http://the-Redirect2 ...(with Java Web Counting Code ) are all pointing at http://the-Redirect. Now if the URL of http://main-Redirect1 changes you change http://the-Redirect to point to http://main-Redirect1 and all the URLS that point to http://the-Redirect should still work with no change.

  • - Free Web Based trackers go out of business.

  • - You can often get better statistics when you build your own Ad-Trackers

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