CueBlocks presents a great tool to automatically track all the outbound links on your website using Google Analytics.
All you need to do is enter your Google Analytics details and the tool will generate a script for you. This script will automatically track all the outbound links on the page as events in Google Analytics.
There might be several reasons to track outbound links on a website. For example:
- Tracking the affiliates from a website.
- Knowing why users left your website, did they go to another link that you provided (which means that they read your content), or they left because they did not find the website interesting enough.
- Tracking the amount of users that go to other domains/pages of yours from your website, such as your Facebook or LinkedIn profile page.
- Certain websites are specifically created to send traffic to other websites and then subsequently paid for the amount of traffic sent. Here, it becomes very important to track outbound links and measure the amount of visitors actually sent.
Tracking outbound links in Analytics can be done using Event Tracking. However, this method is manual, which requires a code to be pasted on each page and with each link. This is easy for a website with a few outbound links, but is not feasible for a website which has a lot of outbound links.
This is where this automatic outbound link tracking tool comes in.
Using this tool, you can track your outbound links automatically. All you need to do is simply add your tracking ID and you will get the tracking code. The best part about this tool is that it does all the work for you. You will not need to add any tags on your website. Just the script needs to be added, which will track all the outbound links.
Click here to go to the Automatic Outbound Link Tracking Tool.
You will have to install two codes. The Google analytics tracking code and the code that tracks outbound links.
With this tool you will get both the codes, i.e. the Google analytics tracking code and the outbound link tracking code that you will have to paste on each page of your website.
If you already have Google analytics code on your website, then remove that code and paste the code that will be generated for you via this tool.
Once you have successfully put this code on all the pages of your website, you will get the statistics in the “Events” Section of your Analytics account.
Please note that once you have installed the code on all the pages of your website, it will take some time (a few hours) for the statistics to start showing in your Analytics account.
Let us know how the tool works for you! Please share in the comments below.