If your company or organization has provided you with online resources such as a website, blog or other online pages that are being tracked by MDC DOT but are not replicated to you, this is called single-site tracking.
If you are not sure if the link you have is for a single site or a self-replicated webpage, you can contact our support team. Our phone number, email address, and hours can be found at the bottom of this page. Please be sure to include the full link(s) in your message.
You may have noticed that some of your Landing Pages contain your Site Username. Any landing page links that contain your Site Username indicate that it is your copy of that webpage. Because it is your copy, any new traffic to your self-replicated pages is all automatically attributed to you.
Unlike self-replicated pages, you must append a tracking tag to your single site links in order to have your new traffic attributed to you. You can see how to do this in the next section.
Your Landing Page links are located in MY PROFILE under MY LANDING PAGES & MATERIALS.
Self-replicated landing pages contain your Site Username in the URL.
Single-site landing pages usually do not contain your Site Username in the URL.
To share a single-site tracking link, you must append the single-site tracking tag, including your MDC DOT User ID, to the link you want to share. You can find your MDC DOT User ID in MY PROFILE under MY GENERAL INFORMATION.
The single-site tracking tag is:
“#“+”!” + (your MDC DOT User ID)
Here are some examples of single-site tracking links including the single-site tracking tag:
http://www.website.com/#![Your ID Number here]
http://www.website.com/features.php#![Your ID Number here] *
http://www.website.com/promotions/product/#![Your ID Number here]
http://www.website.com/category/subcategory/page/#![Your ID Number here]
http://www.website.com/blog/#![Your ID Number here]
http://blog.website.com/#![Your ID Number here]
Please do not include the brackets, “[” or “]”, around your ID.
*You will notice that in this example there is no slash, “/”, between “.php” and “#!“. If the original URL that you copy does not end with a slash, do not add one.
When your leads use your single-site tracking URL, all of the subsequent page views and visits you generate will not have your ID in the URL. This means that when a lead uses your single site tracking link, they will see #![Your ID Number here] at the end of the URL, but every page on the website they visit after that will not have the #![Your ID Number here] at the end. Rest assured that even when they do not see #![Your ID Number here], the leads are still tied to you and being tracked. This is all done behind the scenes.
For tech-savvy users, you can confirm this by looking at the MDC DOT cookie in your browser. If you used the single site tracking tag correctly, you should be able to find a cookie with your Site Username.