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tracking a URL
Question asked by Brian Thomforde - 4/13/2021 at 9:58 AM
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Rookie question, I've looked but can't find the answer. 
How can I track a specific URL, trying to track traffic from Facebook ads.

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Emily Ward Replied
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Hi Brian,

You have a few options for tracking this. First, you can use the Referring Links or Referring Sites reports. The Referring Links report should display the full URL (including query strings) that referred a visitor to your site. While Referring Sites should show the domain name or IP address that referred a visitor.

Another option would be if you have the FaceBook ads taking visitors to a specific landing page you can use the Entry Pages report, which can give you an indication of how well your marketing campaign is doing.


A third option would be to create a new site in SmarterStats pointing to the same log file locations. But add a log processing rule to get only the data related to that landing page for the campaign. You can read more about Log Processing rules in our online help here: Site Admin General Settings.

I hope this helps!
Emily Ward
Customer Relations and Partner Specialist
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com

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