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[resolved] Using hashtags instead of question mark for Google Analytics (3 posts)

  1. edwardnh
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Tanin,

    I know that Joost de Valk's Gooogle Analytics plugin can use hashtags instead of question marks for SEO purposes. It also allows one to redirect question mark utm campaigns to hashtag ones.

    Joost says " the question mark. The question mark has a real meaning in URLs: it allows you to add parameters to a URL. For that reason Google and other search engines, as well as sites like Delicious, can't automatically strip these off. There is, however, a very nice solution to this problem: campaign tracking using a hashtag."
    http://yoast.com/canonical-urls-social-media-campaign-tracking/

    Is there anyway you could implement an advance setting check box to allow us to switch to hashtags for the button? I redirect my question mark Google Analytics parameters to the hashtag version now using Joost's plugin but I would much prefer to have the original parameter with this plugin set up as a hashtag.

    Cheers.

    Edward

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-tweet-button/

  2. Tanin
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Added support for # Analytics query delimiter to the 2.0.9 build.
    (Enabling this option may require clearing your previously saved shortlinks by using the "Delete all previously saved shortlinks when I save" option.)

  3. edwardnh
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    very cool. Many thanks.

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