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Tracking unique url for text message responses which redirects to my site url.


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Site URL: https://www.map-ebt.org/snap

Client wants to send out texts with unique urls to track their analytics.

Examples url is https://www.map-ebt.org/snap-1 which redirects to webpage on site https://www.map-ebt.org/snap.

I have mapped the url on the site so it redirects, but do not see any analytics results.  Any thoughts?  The Squarespace URL Builder does not seem to allow for tracking on any url it seems like that service needs to be attached to paid ads from fb, ig, etc.

Any thoughts on how to track, do I need to make a page on Squarespace with the /snap-1 url to make this work? other steps?

Thanks,

David 

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You are not going to see any analytics results on that as the redirect will be server side and so probably the analytics code won't fire. Not sure if your analytics is Google (in which case you definitely won't see it) or SquareSpace (not tested this but support would tell you this).

Google short urls is replaced by FIREBASE, https://console.firebase.google.com/u/0/project/_/durablelinks?pli=1,  which I have not looked at.

If you simply want to log hits, then the easiest free way I can think of would be to create a bit.ly account which gives you some stats. There might be some reporting tools in there now that give you a way to send this to whomever.

An other way way, if you wanted to get a log in Google Analytics would be to create a page on SquareSpace that acts as a throughput that has a javascript or 1 second meta-refresh on it to your destination URL. Assuming that your analytics code fires in time to capture the visitors that passes through this page this should get you what you want although there are some breakpoints that could happen, such as non-JS  enabled browsers, etc. I'd also set that throughput page to no-index.

G.

We provide digital marketing services for businesses that need exposure/sales from search and social media networks. We also build incredibly fast and well optimised multi-language Square Space websites.
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