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  • I currently have a blog that is mostly a collection of links. Curated articles and such. So for the most part each “post” is really just a link to the original article.

    Long story short, I am trying to show which links people are clicking on the most. Sort of like a “Popular Posts” plugin, except those usually determine the popularity based on the pageviews or comments. I need to be able to show which links have been clicked on the most.

    I know Google Analytics can track outgoing links, but I don’t have the slightest clue how I would tap into that data to display the most popular links, or if there is some other way to do this.

    Any ideas?

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  • I don’t think this plugin exists.

    You can do this in two ways either turn all external links to internal links which then direct to external links such as You then track the pageviews of those redirects to get traffic.

    You can also use a javascript script to track outbound links as google analytics can do.

    Turning this into a plugin is not trivial but should be possible if you have basic wordpress and PHP skills, otherwise you may need to ask a developer to produce a piece of code for you.

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