This question comes up quite often with our users:
— how do I track organic traffic?
— can I run campaigns on Facebook without redirects but with all the other benefits of using the tracker?
The answer is 'yes'.
The direct traffic script lets you track all the data you need even when traditional tracking links can't be used (with Facebook, for example).
Each campaign generates both campaign Click URL (redirect link) and direct traffic script.
To see the direct traffic script on a Campaign level, remember to switch it on in your Traffic Source settings:
The no-redirect campaign is created the same way as the usual one, but you use direct traffic script instead of Click URL.
Important note: if you are using a custom tracking domain, make sure to purchase and add the SSL certificate to your domain settings as the script works with secure domains only. You can always use your dedicated tracking domain (your Profile -> dedicated tracking domain) - it has the certificate.
Simply add the script to your landing page code; make sure that both the script and offer click URL (rdtrck2.com/click or your.custom.domain/click) are present in the page's source:
Please note that direct traffic script tracks both clicks and views: don't add LP views script to the lander as it might conflict with the no-redirect one.