Our business has ads on the local news channels website and mobile app. I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to track if a visitor came to your website from a 3rd party app?
It is very common for advertisements to be directed through a tracking redirect. Let me give a fictional example. There could be three sites involved:
- news-site -- shows your advertisements
- ad-tracker -- tracks clicks on the ads
- my-site -- landing page
When an ad is clicked on "news-site", the user is taken to "ad-tracker" which records the click and then redirects the user to "my-site". The "ad-tracker" site would then provide you a dashboard where you can count the clicks and see other statistics about the advertising.