Tracking links from parts of website

i feel I had somehow misunderstood the usage of campaign tracking and I am a bit confused of the results.
I recently add a new feature to my website. Kind of item2item recommendation. I like to track the usage of this part. Means I want to know if customers use recommendations to explore more/other articles.
So I add utm_source=recommendation&utm_term=SKU to all links from the recommend tool.
But it doesn’t track anything from there, only if I copy the uri and paste it in the browser and pretend it is a first visit.
I think that’s the way, campaigns work :slight_smile:

But how can I track the usage of internal links like the recommendation tool, or sidebar links or whatever?
Or did I miss something?

solved it via custom outgoing link tracking:,76580,page=1#msg-80088