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April 24th, 2005, 09:53 AM #1
Newbie question about log files
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- January 17th, 2005
Since I am using both Adwords and Overture, I mean Yahoo Search, to generate traffic, how do I tell the difference between paid traffic from Google and Yahoo and free traffic when I look at my log files? I don't think I get much free traffic (hence the spending) but I think it would be nice to know just in case someday GooYahoo takes pitty on me and ranks my sites in the serps. Thanks in advance.
April 24th, 2005, 11:33 AM #2
What you can do is, set up tracking url's to use for all ur Overture (err yahoo) PPC campaings.
instead of sending visitors to mysite.com or mysite.com/section/
you can send them to mysite.com?source=overture or
This way it will come up in your log files as the source. (rather than 'overture' you can put a unique for each link, that way you can have very detailed tracking, using your logs).
(test it out first... try yourwebsiteurl.com?source=whateversourceyouwant)
More information is available at the Overture (or Yahoo search page) at:
Last edited by Rogi; April 24th, 2005 at 11:36 AM. Reason: removed url's. didn't think they'd come up as links.
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