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    Tracking "hits" from an email newsletter

    Hi all, I've created an electronic newsletter for a non-profit org, and it has a link to my company's web site in it. Is there something special I need to do in order for us to identify what hits come from that source? Thanks, Linda F
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    Hi,

    The simplest way would be through the use of a query string.

    SOmthing like http://www.sitename.com/referal.asp?...tenameornumber

    Then just have a script collecting that info on your site
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    SPLASH !!

    ... that would be the sound of me falling into the deep end, big_al. I'm sure that's what your smilie is all about, since I did post in the beginners section!

    I have not delved into anything to do with scripts, queries, strings or asps, and I suspect this is going to take a while to research. I am about to go out of town for a week, so I think I'll resume my questions on this topic when I return and I've had some time to do a little studying on where to start. Unless you care to point me in some direction first??

    FYI - I use Adobe GoLive 5 on a Windows 98 system to create my pages.

    Many thanks, Linda F
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    Well, if you have server statistics already, then you might be able to use query strings to identify the source.

    For instance, www.mysite.com/?ref=newsletter

    will link to the same page as www.mysite.com/

    The only difference will be that your server log records the url as
    www.mysite.com/?ref=newsletter

    It's a crude way of doing it but it might be appropriate.
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    Sounds ideal

    This sounds like just the ticket - simplicity itself. Our host does provide daily stats, so I'll give this a go and see how it turns out.

    Meantime, looks like it's time to adventure into the land of scripts.

    Many thanks, Linda F
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