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Track Your Google Base Listings with Google Analytics

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, May 10, 2007
12 years ago1,793 views

Google offered some advice for tracking your Google Base listings through Google Analytics. Their advice is for site owners to create 2 versions of their pages. The normal landing page and then a unique landing page that is included in your Google Base feed. This will allow you to see the exact traffic coming from your Google Base listings. Since Google Base listings are being incorporated into search results it was difficult to know how much traffic was being generated from your Google Base feed.

I have over 10,000 listings in my Google Base feeds. I don't really want to create different landing pages for each of my listings. It's too bad there isn't an easier way to track traffic coming from your Google Base feed. ...

Josue R. [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]Colin

Why would Analytics suggest for duplicate content your site???... from what i remember, what they advise about goes against their webmaster guidelines.

You could use the "mod_rewrite" rules if your site sits on Apache.

It shouldn't be so difficult to track Google Base listing... just add a custom parameter on the GBase url's and detect it on your already existing landing pages via some back-end script so you skip the trouble of duplicating the content again.

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Josue R – Google actually shows you examples of making separate pages for Google Base links.

From the blog post:
Regular landing page:
Unique Base landing page:

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Yes Colin is right. BTW What is Apache mean

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