This is my first post on the WordPress forum after using the platform for over two years!
I'm not the most technically-minded blogger so bear with me.
I'm doing an interactive PDF that is gonna be sent to 500 people. On this PDF I'll put a hyperlink to the homepage of my site that says designed by http://robcubbon.com or something like that.
I would like to know how many people click through from this link and how many pages they look at, what they're interested in, etc. But Google Analytics would record these visitors as direct traffic, I would think, so there'll be no way of differentiating them from my other direct traffic.
I wonder if I create another front page which has the same code as my "index.php" and call it something else, like "fromPDF.php", and link to that then I can track the visitors from the PDF in Google Analytics. Unfortunately, http://robcubbon.com/fromPDF.php doesn't work. You get "Sorry, no posts matched your criteria."
Is there away of doing this. I basically want away of finding out where direct visitors have come from by manipulating the URL but have the manipulated URL behave like a normal "index.php".
Clear as mud?
Just remains to say "Thanks Matt and the WordPress community for something that's truly great!!!"