A link tracker (as the name suggests) is a counter that keeps track of your links! This is usually achieved by inserting some dynamic code into the HTTP link on your webpage and would normally be used for something you wish to keep track of like:
How many hits or click-throughs you are sending to another site.
This becomes particularly useful for affiliates that monitor to receive funds from sending traffic to another site or need to monitor the popularity of a particular site somewhere else on the Internet.
You cannot always put a counter on someone else’s site so a link tracker is the next best thing and is completely different from a webpage counter although essentially they do the same job.
To fully understand the new link trackers operation we have given a few examples of it’s use below, when you complete the sign up process for your counter you will be presented with two pieces of code, the main HTML code will be your new link to put on your page and will produce the following link dependant on the information you supply to the program, You can also place this link anywhere you want on your page:
GO TO GOOGLE
The second piece of code will produce the following Static Counter:
It does not matter how many times you refresh this page the counter above will not count! Instead it waits for someone to click on the link above to go to google, this way we can keep track of how many people click the link above, go on try it! You will find that when you click on the link to google it will open a new window and take you to the search engine in question. You will then need to refresh this page to get the new total which should have incremented by 1 (this is of course if no one else is on this page doing the same as you.