Plugin for tracking external link?


#1

Since facebook fan page is caching the image file & no javascript allow, I can not track how many people is coming from fan page.

I was thinking that if piwik have a plugin for external link I need to track, it will be really good for all piwik members.

for example)

http://bit.ly can do the shortening with tracking info.

Same concept that if my destination link is http://yahoo.com and then piwik can create the link which forward to http://yahoo.com immediately then I can see how many times people click that link and went that yahoo.com.

then I can post my link of http://mydomain.com/piwik/iwant2track and this link will send over to yahoo.com

My benefits are,

  1. I don’t need to use bit.ly anymore.
  2. One piwik admin can analyze the all web link traffics.
  3. easy to give this info to my friends and family members.

Of course, I can create the web page with piwik tag code with external link forwarding within 0 sec and then input the goal with link can do this alternative but that’s too much…

is there any solution? Please let me know…


(Matthieu Aubry) #2

Facebook tracking has a ticket: Tracking Facebook apps with Piwik · Issue #1926 · matomo-org/matomo · GitHub but according to another forum post linked in the ticket, there seems to be an issue with FB caching requests to the piwik tracking image.

You are requesting a feature that Piwik does what bitly does, I don’t think we will implement this in the near future unfortunately (but would be happy to include it if someone contributes it!)