Referral Source Tracking beyond the single page URL

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    Asked on February 28, 2014 at 04:52 PM



    You have helped me track the URL in which someone fills out an form by using the Referral widget. This is super helpful and awesome.  


    However, is there a way to track the intial landing page source code (like when I add ?source=Adwords) to the end of URL then when he or she leaves that page and fills out another form on another pages in the same transaction, to get that initial Source code?




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    Answered on February 28, 2014 at 06:18 PM

    Hello Brad, I had to research this a little bit since doing it in reverse to find out where they go is a bit more of a challenge. As far as I know I don't think we have an exact way to do this to be honest.

    Originally I thought of it as a possibility according to what I found involving the use of an EventTracker but after looking through it more I'm not so certain that it would work. It could be a possibility you were somehow able to have the user routed to a specific page on your site that grabs information before they leave. However, The Real problem with it is that if say they use a search bar, the address bar, or the browser itself in someway to navigate elsewhere then no that's not gonna be traceable at all.

    I will need some time to think about this more and discuss it with my colleagues. One of us will get back to you if we can think of a worthy solution.