[Theforum] Evoltspotting

William Anderson neuro at well.com
Sun May 5 16:44:27 CDT 2002

----- Original Message -----
From: "Martin" <martin at members.evolt.org>
To: <theforum at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Sunday, May 05, 2002 9:17 AM
Subject: Re: [Theforum] Evoltspotting

> [snip]
> Here's a neat trick btw - the title in there doesn't actually do
> anything (other than make it more human-parsable), so we can
> stick wee referer codes in there to see
> a) how much traffic is coming from a specific link or source

can't this be extracted from the apache logs?

> b) ...plus the traffic from people who take the link from that source
>     and link to it themselves
> (so you can work out the total benefit of a link from blogger).

I thought this might destroy the use of the link once it's memepooled around
the web (i.e. it would no longer be linked to from blogger itself, but from
blogs, emails and so on around the net), but I suppose it means an article
could be tracked while it's being relinked and passed around.

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