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How to track external links?

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I would like to start tracking referal links and report in GA. I have been looking around the net but there is so much info on this...

 

I just need the code to track external links that direct back to my site. (ie: links on other websites that direct to mine).

 

Thanks Smiley Happy

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September 2015

Re: How to track external links?

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Hey GB,

 

Are these links that you have access to in order to edit them or are you more or less just tracking backlinks that have built up over time?  

 

I use the basic Google URL builder to set up basic tracking on some sites where I have control over the link.  

 

Not sure if that will help or not...

 

-Tom

 

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Re: How to track external links?

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That's a great help and exactly what I was looking for. And yes I have access to these links.