I’ve been experimenting with article submissions to increase backlinks, and I want to determine the traffic the articles generate as well, but I’ve been doin’ it wrong.
Since the articles I’m submitting (hopefully) get republished on other websites and sent out in newsletters, it’s getting hard to figure out (short of visiting every site that sends me one or two visitors a month) which traffic is coming from the articles.
So, I want to add a tracking code or special page to the links I put in the articles I submit. But as I peruse other people’s articles, there sure aren’t many people who seem to be doing this.
So, am I missing something? Is there a way to track this traffic without a link to track, or are most folks just not tracking which traffic comes from articles? Or which articles bring the most traffic, for that matter.
Ah well, as much as I hate to deviate from the norm, I’m going to add a unique code to each article anyway.
But I wonder…
-does a tracking link dilute the ‘branding’ of a stand-alone domain name?
-does it mean the main page won’t get the benefit of page rank transfer for the link?
-am I just thinking way too much?