Tracking link protocols other than http

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  1. Sajmir

    Sajmir New Member

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    Hi,
    I'm trying to track the click of a link which sends to tel protocol other than HTTP.
    <a href="tel:0000000000">0000000000</a>
    Googled it for a couple of hours and couldn't find the answer.
    Hoping someone here knows how to solve this :)
     
  2. twisted1919

    twisted1919 Administrator Staff Member

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    that's technically impossible.
     
  3. frm.mwz

    frm.mwz Well-Known Member

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    You mean it cannot be implemented?
    Web browsers are able to mark a "tel:123456789" link clickable, perhaps there is a way?
     
  4. twisted1919

    twisted1919 Administrator Staff Member

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    you can't redirect to "tel:123456789" after the click has been tracked, that's the problem.
     
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    frm.mwz Well-Known Member

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    ah, i see what you mean...would it be possible to pass a value back to the clicker so that either the landing page or the browser knows who to call?
     
  6. twisted1919

    twisted1919 Administrator Staff Member

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    You could simply direct the user to a url like https://www.domain.com/call.php?tel=123456789 and based on this do some javascript magic and call the number, but as you can see, now the protocol is https and can be tracked :)
     
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