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Append Referring URL to form resultsAsked by pillarmarketing on February 14, 2012 at 12:13 PM
It would be nice to have a referring website URL included in the form results so that we can see which places we are advertising are actually producing leads. Can you suggest any methods or developers who might be able to assist us in setting this up to work with Jotform?
I think this is what you're lookig for: http://www.jotform.com/help/95-How-to-Know-The-Exact-URL-Of-a-Page-Where-a-Form-Submission-Is-Made
Just contact us again if you need further assistance. Thank you so much!
I think this would send the page url where the form was embedded correct? But if the the visitor clicked a google adword ad then arrived on our homepage... then clicked contact us...then submitted the form the reffering url would be my own homepage and not adwords. correct?
I just review the guide and that's how exactly it works. Sorry if I have provided you wrong information.
I'm afraid what you're trying to achieved isn't currently possible with JotForm. I don't have any idea to how the google adword works or tracking url's so I can't further help you with this. I think this is a bit impossible, for me.
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Hi pillarmarketing. There is a way to measure this, although independent of JotForm. Start at http://support.google.com/googleanalytics/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=105598 and go from there.
Thanks for your help. It's greatly appreciated. Have a great day!
thanks for your attention on this question... I've already got my AdWords hooked up to my analytics... if that is good for tracking conversions and keyword performance... however I still think it would be great if we could include that kind of information right along with the jotform emails.
I found this way of using jquery to set a cookie containing the original referring url... then the form pulls in the cookie data . Can you have a quick look and tell me if this will work with jotform?
Hello, pillarmarketing. I'm thinking of a different alternative. Rather than using a cookie based approach, I'm thinking of doing PHP scripting by using session instead. This way, it will prevent cookie disabled browsers from having errors with your form. But first, can you tell us that your site can run PHP scripts?
If the answer is yes, then make sure that the file extension of your webpage is .php.
Next, on your landing page, make sure you have this code on top of the file:
$_SESSION['referrer'] = $_SERVER['HTTP_REFERER'];
It would also be great if you can share with us the URL of the webpage in issue.
The client is using a static site at the moment so I'd like to get the static option working first.
however I do have a WordPress site to test this with right now... I have added the code snippet to my functions.php file in my WordPress theme... ( is that the right place to put it ? )
So it doesn't look like it is working yet... suggestions?
Just to add with the previous comments, here are guides on how to capture referring url into your forms:
Hope that helps :)
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