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Tracking forum traffic with Google analytics

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Hi,

 

Is it possible to track forum traffic coming from a Quora, Reddit, etc., using google analytics? Thanks!

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Re: Tracking forum traffic with Google analytics

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Hi Susan,

I do not believe this is possible due to many privacy issues that may arise. However, the websites you mentioned do have their own internal analytics and some third party tools:

Quora Analytics: https://www.quora.com/stats
Reddit Metrics: http://redditmetrics.com/
Reddit Observatory: http://0bservat0ry.com/reddit/
Reddit Investigator: http://www.redditinvestigator.com/

Hope, this helps - Merry Christmas

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If you have a link to your website in these forums they will show in Referrals
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