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I'm not pretty sure if this question is programming related, so I'm sorry if it's not.

The situation is like this. I have a domain ( for example). I would like to redirect all visitors that goes to to my other domain( doesn't have any contents or page, so simply I can do dns redirect or whatever just to redirect the visitors to my domain. My question, is there a away that I can count the visitors through analytics or some sort that goes to

Your help is greatly appreciated.

Best regards,

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If the referrer is set for redirects, you could check that. – alex Feb 15 '11 at 1:27
Hi, I'm not sure what you meant. Can you give me an example? – Shen Lance Feb 15 '11 at 5:50

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If you're using Google Analytics, you have a few options.

  1. Rather than redirecting to, redirect to This will show up in your reports as if the visit has originated from a referrer of ''. Perfect. However, this will overwrite any existing source/medium data attributed to that visitor... e.g., if they come from Google via organic search and enter via, they'll be reported as a referral from rather than an organic visitor from Google.

  2. Rather than redirecting to, redirect to Use conditional logic in the page to determine if there's a value present for the redir value, and then use Google Analytics custom variables to create a session-level custom variable to identify and be able to flag/segment these visitors.

If you're using a different Analytics package, the solution should in theory be adaptable - you're either looking at utilising campaign tracking parameters to manually specify a source/channel, or you'll need to use conditional logic within the page to determine the source and output custom code/behaviour appropriately.

Good luck!

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+1. #2 is a better solution. – Yahel Feb 28 '11 at 20:55

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