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My main web page is, I have posted "" in different places on the web, when visitors click on the link how do I know where they are from ?

I've come up with the following method, but I wonder if there are any other ways to do it ?

<1> Create a few pages : Page_1.html , Page_2.html , ... Page_N.html
<2> Use 301 redirect to point them all to index.html
<3> Post the link to Page_1.html on site_1, post Page_2.html on site_2 ...
<4> When visitors on site_1 click on the link to Page_1.html, my web page access log
    will record is clicked, and by that I can tell the
    visitor is from site_1, and if I see a log of is clicked,
    I'll know that visitor is brought by site_N.

Is there any other way to achieve this ?

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Google Analytics is one way.

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You have to analyse the HTTP referrer. Piwik is one tool that can do this.

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