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Tracking a custom URL generated by WP plugin "Url Shortener Ultimate"

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Hi,

we have a Wordpress website with the plugin "Url Shortener Ultimate" installed (https://wordpress.org/plugins/url-shortener-ultimate/). This plugin allows you to create custom URLs to transform e.g.: "mywebsite.com/about-us/history/photos" to "mywebsite.com/photos". 

 

By any chance, is there an existing way to track those short custom URLs. If I have  the short URL "mywebsite/donate" that points to the long URL 'mywebsite.com/help-us/donate", I would like to track how many visitors came  to the landing page through the short URL. 

 

Hope that makes sense. 

 

Many thanks. 

 

Re: Tracking a custom URL generated by WP plugin "Url Shortener Ultimate"

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Hi there

here are the steps

1) Use URL builder
https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1033867?hl=en
for the long url

For example
mywebsite.com/about-us/history/photos?utm_source=Shorten%20URL&utm_medium=Medium&utm_campaign=Donation

2) Make short url from mywebsite.com/about-us/history/photos?utm_source=Shorten%20URL&utm_medium=Medium&utm_campaign=Donation

3) Check the Campaigns report in Google Analytic (Donation Campaign)
Check the screanshoot here
http://imgur.com/eLMxIdb