I don’t know how I missed this feature in Community Server, but setting up URL redirects is a great way to manage your content in a trackable fashion. From Jose’s post:
Let's walk thru an example. I've decided that I want to track how many folks get to my blog from my www.communityserver.org profile. So instead of entering my blog address directly, I'll create a url redirect.
- Go to Control Panel > Administration > System Tools > Manage Url Redirects
- Enter the location you want folks to be redirected to. In this case, it'll be my blog url.
- Enter an optional description to help you remember where you're using this. In this case, it'll be "my profile on cs.org"
- Click Create.
Now you'll see a new entry in the grid. To see what the "tiny url" is, just click on View. A modal will popup that allows you to copy/paste the url and use it anywhere.
As users click on your url redirect link, they'll be redirected to the appropriate url, and the hits will be recorded. Come back at any time to view how many times it's been used.
There’s more information in Jose’s post, so be sure to follow the link above.
Wed, May 17 2006 4:20 PM