I have search high and low in the forums and in google but I still can’t find an answer to what I’m looking for.
I have a review site (eg. myreview.com), and use a plugin to cloak my affiliate links going to merchant sites like http://www.amazon.com/Casio-GW9200-1-G-Shock-Riseman-Alti-Therm/dp/B001A62M04/ref=amb_link_19995401_11?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_r=1W1Z91MJ3EMA78GKZ6N5&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=488790311&pf_rd_i=507846 to a “pretty link” like http://myreview.com/visit/amazon
I want to be able to track the cloaked affiliate link --> http://myreview.com/visit/amazon in goals so I can see how many times my affiliate links gets clicked on.
In creating a goal, when goal is triggered when visitors --> do I choose:
Option 1 --> Visit a given URL (page or group of pages)
where the URL (it says Page Title by the way which I think is wrong) contains “http://myreview.com/visit/” or just “visit/” is enough?
Option 4 --> Click on a Link to an external website
where the external website URL contains amazon.com?
I am confused as to which above mentioned option is the correct one to use. The cloaked link is obviously for an external website, but the cloaking plugin uses my site’s URL to mask the affiliate link.
Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.