I'm getting ready to do some marketing I need to track. And I want to test a free method that I thought was really smart.
The only problem is, I stumbled across the information about how to do it probably a week ago. And not very intelligently, I didn't save the URL.
With that said, probably someone here knows how to do this. So I'll explain the concept really quickly. If I butcher this explanation, don't hold it against me.
Basically I'm going to put several peices of content out there and see which ones get picked up. But I want to append a unique keyword to the end of my link.
For example, if I'm sending all traffic to my top level domain name, isn't there a way with PHP you can add a "php?r=xyzkeyword" (or something) to the end of your url?
You know, to track the visits, without creating a new page that redirects to another page on your site every single time, or something.
This way I can code the article, check my analytics stats, and see which coded keyword is actually getting visitors and how many.
Is anyone familiar with this method, or have a link to a website about it? I've been searching for it for a long time this morning.