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Does Google Analytics Track Redirects?

  • # December 7, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Does anyone know if Google Analytics keeps track of the number of redirects from your site?

    Hypothetical site: Netflixit.com

    Someone types netflixit.com/movie_title in their address bar and your site automatically redirects them to the movie on Netflix.

    Will Google Analytics be able to track that?

    # December 8, 2010 at 1:39 am

    It depends what kind of redirect it is. If it is a 301 redirect, then GA should not track it.

    # December 8, 2010 at 4:46 am

    I see. The site I made is used mainly for redirecting to a popular site. I don’t want to act like I’m trying to phish or use any shady tactics. I just want to be able to see how many times the site was utilized (even if GA doesn’t specify whether the view is from a redirect or what).

    It looks like 302s will give the impression that I’m trying to cheat the popular site. What redirect would be good in this situation?

    Thanks

    # December 8, 2010 at 7:21 am

    A 301 is a permanent redirect. As far as I know, that’s what apps like bit.ly use.

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