How can i track the view count to an external link (outlink)?


My Confluence page currently has a few outlink (external web links and shared drive). I would like to track the number of view count or click through to those links. Is there a way to track this for Confluence?


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As there's nothing as standard to help with this, one option would be to use GoogleAnalytics, and track "outbound" links.

Plenty of advice on this from people with more expertise with GA than me, but here's one reference to consider:

Hello CharlesH,

Thanks. Btw, does Confluence support Omniture(SiteCatalyst)? I am currently using Omniture and would like to use it instead of Google Analytics.

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I don't know Omniture, but if it works in a similar way to GA then you can use the option in Confluence for editing custom HTML in the HEAD section to add in the hooks you need to track particular events.

Confluence has no specific support for GA, but is flexible enough so that it can be used easily. David Simpson (a forum regular) has written this article which describes how to set things up for GA:



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Here is an official Atlassian article that describes exactly what CharlesH is talking about,

It's an old one and I think they have moved to using GA now, but the information is still viable.

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