October 30th, 2008
Here’s a quick and easy way to track exactly where your signups are coming from, and who referred any given customer, without having to cross-reference your analytics program.
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before_filter: set_referer def set_referer cookies[:referer] = request.env['HTTP_REFERER'] if cookies[:referer].nil? end
set_referer method sets up a session variable that keeps the original referrer with your customer, no matter how many pages they click through before signing up.
You can email this variable to yourself when they sign up, or store it in the database to keep track of who came from where.