Referral Source Tracking beyond the single page URL

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    RMFP
    Asked on February 28, 2014 at 04:52 PM

    Hello, 

     

    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?

     

    Thanks. 

    Brad 

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    KadeJM
    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.