• Jill Whalen

    Monica, I’ve found that you can track a lot of the Google Plus links by setting up an advanced segment to look at referrers from plus.google.com. 

  • Anonymous

    Minor correction, Jill: It should be plus.url.google.com. See here for details: http://www.seomoz.org/ugc/chrome-users-dont-send-referrer-data-from-google-plus

  • Anonymous

    Minor correction, Jill: It should be plus.url.google.com. See here for details: http://www.seomoz.org/ugc/chrome-users-dont-send-referrer-data-from-google-plus

  • John Lawlor

    Please clarify: WSJ “embed the bit.ly within the caption”

    What form are they using?
    1) with <a href
    2) just http://
    3) domain only (including www.)
    4) domain only

    I have tested all of the above but none generate a link.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7GYHHY3H3ZL2JR2REPY5MXAX2I Matt

    If you happen to use Yahoo Web Analytics, having a UTM parameter in the URL is not a requirement (though if you do have UTM parameters, you can leverage those also).  With YWA, you just tell the system what to look for in the URL no matter what naming convention you use in the URL.   

    After you’ve set up a new Campaign in YWA called Google Plus (let’s say you’re the New York Times that is already leveraging the ?smid=gp-nytimes parameter in your URLs) then simply tell YWA that landing page URL Contains: gp-nytimes  

    Now, each time a visitor clicks on the link and reaches the landing page, the new Google Plus campaign will get credited with the visit.