Google Analytics: Tracking a Third Party Page

You may have read that I purchased a page in the MillionDollarWiki. It’s worth the money to help drive traffic to my site – I think this is a huge opportunity for many companies to make a minimal investment with a large payback. Special thanks to John Chow for stirring up the idea!

I purchased the Email Marketing, Corporate Blogging and Web Analytics pages and want to continue to expand the content out to be a comprehensive resource on anything to do with Email Marketing and Corporate Blogging respectively. With a one-hundred dollar investment, it’s really a no-brainer if the Wiki continues to grow in popularity.

The real question is whether or not it will be seen as a reliable source or not! If it’s not, people won’t use it – and it will fail to have any return on my investment. I believe it’s worth the gamble though – especially if I can win that LCD that John has in his contest! 🙂

To ‘watch my investment’, I want to be able to track how many folks actually visit the wiki page. Thankfully, the folks at MillionDollarWiki are allowing people to embed other pages within their page using frames. The Wiki syntax is as follows:


So, to track the page is pretty simple. I added a page to my own site that has my Google Analytics tracking code in it. I referenced that page in the website frame and set the height and width both to 1.


Each time someone visits the wiki page, it will show up in my Google Analytics. To ensure I can track it independently, I’ve added a parameter to my Analytics code to track the Wiki page. This is the code in mytrackingpage.html:

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