Re: Tracking E-mail marketing

From: Brad Jensen <>
Date: Fri 27 Oct 2000 12:42:43 -0500

> If your Web server collects statistics, then create a
> Web page that uses "noindex,nofollow" meta tags to
> stay out of the search engines and put a link to that
> page in your email. Every hit on the page will be an
> indication of an email driven response. That would
> take you all of 10 minutes to set up.

Not all search engines follow this rule, but there is
something simpler you can do.

Make sure your web server does not allow directory
listings. Then make a web page with a name that is not
linked on any of your pages that is linked directly or
indirectly from your default.asp, default.htm,
index.htm, or whatever your default pages are.

Search engines are not magic. They can only get to the
pages you allow them to see.

Received on Fri Oct 27 2000 - 12:42:43 CDT


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