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How Clicky decides which links to track as outbounds

When our tracking code executes for a page view on your site, the code loops through all links on the page and compares the root domain. If it's different, we add an event listener to the link so a click on it will send a hit to our tracking servers. We try to account for sub-domains of the domain that the code is currently running (so as to ignore clicks on them), but it's not always possible.

If you have some links that are not getting any clicks logged, you are likely using a redirect script, meaning the link points to e.g. "" but when clicked redirects to Our code has no way of knowing that the links will redirect after it's clicked, so they're not automatically tracked.

Use this guide to see how you can force these links to be tracked.