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    I am running a new banner on my site which I need to track the click throughs myself. The client does not have a stats package so he can't supply me with referral info.

    Anyone have any suggestions on how to do this?

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    By the way, the site is www.motoleague.com if you're interested.

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    It depends on the platform of your server. If you're on NT, visit http://aspin.com and find an ad script (AdMentor is good). If you're on a UNIX-like platform, go to http://cgi-resources.com and look under their advertising category.

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    If you're using an Apache web server, do this:

    1) Create a directory called /ads or something.

    2) Point your clickthrough URL to something in this directory for each ad. Like this:
    http://www.yourserver.com/ads/campaign1.html

    3) in the .htaccess file of the /ads directory, put a line like this:

    Redirect /ads/campaign1.html http://www.theadvertiser.com

    This way when someone clicks on the link, it will request a file in the ads directory, which will redirect it to the appropriate URL. You can then write a program to analyze your logs and count the number of times each "phantom" URL was requested.

    Ralph


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