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webxpressApr 15, 2008 11:55 pm 
ShoreTelApr 16, 2008 11:54 am 
Subject:Re: Goal tracking third party resort booking system
From:ShoreTel ()
Date:Apr 16, 2008 11:54:57 am

Yes, that it spot on.

To test it, you will want to visit a page on the first site and look at your cookies (specifically __utmz), then when you click to the 3rd- party site, look to see if has "?__utma=XXXX...&__utmz=XXXXXX" in the URL, and if so, check your cookies again (for the 3rd-party site) to see if the __utmz cookie matches what you had from the first site.

On Apr 15, 11:55 pm, webxpress wrote:

Hi all,

I've been developing a site for a resort, who use a third party online booking system for reservations. This third party will take whatever HTML I provide and wrap it around the booking forms on their servers. I just want to clarify exactly what needs to be done in order to track bookings from that third party as a goal in the client's current analytics account.

Currently I have the standard (new) ga.js code on the site. From what I've read I need to add the following to the tracking script:

pageTracker._setDomainName("none"); pageTracker._setAllowLinker(true);

Then add the same script to the third party site, then for every place on the client's site where it links to the third party site I need to update the link to call the following, to make sure google counts all pages the visitor goes to on the third party's site as the same visit:

onclick="pageTracker._link(this.href); return false;"

THEN, if i want to track bookings as a goal, I can add the third party site's success confirmation page as the target URL of a new booking goal, and everything should work fine.

I just wanted to clarify that this is indeed correct to save a bunch of trial and error and inevitable swearing.