In this How To I’ll show you how to extend Sitecore to track outgoing links trough the Sitecore Digital Marketing System (DMS).
First of we start with creating a sublayout that saves the outgoing link clicks to the Analytics database. Next step is creating a solution for tracking the outgoing link. There are multiple solutions of tracking external links but in this series we are creating the following two solutions; one that tracks all outgoing links automatically (step 2.1) and the other solution where it´s possible to enable tracking for-each outgoing link (step 2.2)And off-course we finish with report that will show you the most clicked outgoing links.
This how to is part of the series: How to track External Links with Sitecore DMS and contains the following steps:
- Step 1: Save outgoing click to the DMS analytics database (status: finished, published)
- Step 2: Two solutions for outgoing link tracking
- Step 2.1: Measure alloutgoing links with a custom processor (status: finished, published)
- Step 2.2: Measure specific outgoing links by creating a custom external link fieldtype
- Step 2.2.1: Creating the custom external link fieldtype (status: review, publishdate: 17/05/2012)
- Step 2.2.2: Creating pageeditor support for the custom external link fieldtype (status: coding)
- Step 2.2.2: Tracking the external links that need to be tracked (status: on hold)
- Step 3: Creating the outgoing link report (status: finished, published)
And off-course all publishdates are subjected to changes ;=)
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