Off-Site Links
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Off-site links are hyperlinks whose URL resolves to an off-site domain.

If enabled, an event handler function is added for all links have href values for off-site domains. Note that by default, query parameters are removed from the off-site link to reduce the number of unique URLs.

Using off-site links

Suppose the on-site domain field contains:

onsitedoms:"localhost,webtrends.corp"

and the page contains the following hyperlink:

<a href="http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_analytics">Wikipedia</a>

Clicking the link generates the following parameters:

DCS.dcssip=wikipedia.org
DCS.dcsuri=/wiki/Web_analytics
DCS.dcsref=http://tagbuilder.webtrends.com/Help/EventTracking/Offsite.aspx
WT.ti=Offsite:wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_analytics?
WT.dl=24

Defining the onsitedoms parameter

The onsitedoms config parameter allows you to define what domains will be considered "on domain". For example, if you want to track off-site links from the product site yourcompanyshopping.com, and you enable off-site link tracking, you can ensure that links to your branding site continue to be tracked as on-site links by setting the onsitedoms config parameter to yourcompanyshopping.com,yourbrand.com.

JavaScript Example:

window.webtrendsAsyncInit = function () {
        var dcs = new Webtrends.dcs();
        dcs.init( {
                dcsid: "dcs12345610000wocrvqy1nqm_123p",
                //offsite and anchor event tracking
                offsite : true,
                onsitedoms:"webtrends.com,webtrendssupport.com"
        });
        dcs.track();
}


JavaScript Reference:

dcsMultiTrack Parameter Value
DCS.dcssip hostname
DCS.dcsuri pathname or "/"
DCS.dcsqry search (if present)
WT.ti "Offsite:" + hostname + pathname + search
WT.dl 24
WT.nv Enclosing element id or classname (if present)
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