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bjraybould

Originating URL: not showing in User Tracking

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Hello,

I installed the User Tracking contribution, and everything works great except that the Originating URL is empty in all of the sessions.

 

The only thing I was not clear about in the installation instructions was this section:

 

 add to catalog/includes/application_top.php   Look for: 
  tep_session_start();
     add after:
     // user_tracking modifications 
   if (!$referer_url) { 
    $referer_url = $HTTP_SERVER_VARS['HTTP_REFERER']; 
        if ($referer_url) { 
            tep_session_register('referer_url'); 
        } 
    } This last bit allows us to track the originating URL (where the user came to your site from).

 

I found 3 instances of tep_session_start(); in the file, and so added the requisite code after each of the 3 instances.

 

Any ideas why I am not seeing the originating URL anyone?

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If you look in the application_top.php file that is part of the download you will see where the code should be inserted.

 

Note: the install instructions are misleading.

 

 

Also note that many entries will not have a referring URL. But the ones that do are valuable information. It's great to be able to see the keywords used in google and then how deeply they scan the website -- let's you know if those are good keywords to target.

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