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Which is the best approach to automatically add the _link GA action to every outbound link that points to a certain domain?

e.g.

<a href="http://example.com/intro.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_link', 'http://example.com/intro']); return false;">See my blog</a>
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How would you normally add an onclick event handler? –  w3d May 15 '13 at 7:41

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You can add an event handler to all links that point to a specific domain.

For example if the domain you are linking to is example.com and jQuery 1.0+:

var linksToHost = $('a').filter(function(){
    return this.host.match(/^example\.com$/);
})

linksToHost.bind('click', function(event){
    event.preventDefault();
    _gaq.push(['_link', this.href]);
})

You must also enable linking on the target site in order for link to work properly: _gaq.push(['_setAllowLinker', true]);

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