Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
I got an email through my blog from a persistent Sara Wilson representing The Fresh Air Fund. It read something like this:
I sent you an email last week and hadn’t heard back so I wanted to try you again. I know that this isn’t something that you typically post about, but I thought that you and the readers of Interactive by Nature would care about this issue. The Fresh Air Fund is in need of 1200 host families for this summer. Host families are volunteers who open their hearts and homes to children from the city to give them a Fresh Air experience that can change lives. If you could help to get the word out it would really help us place these wonderful children into a loving host family. It’s only for up to two weeks, but it’s an experience that can change their lives forever.
I totally agree with Sara in that it’s not something I typically blog about, but the readers most likely do care about this issue. I’m super busy, so I admit that I blew off the first email, but Sara’s persistence led me to check out the site and find out what The Fresh Air Fund was all about. After checking it out, I wrote her back and promised that I would write a blog post and tweet about it.
Saturday, June 4th, 2011
There are a few different ways you can implement Link Tracking for SiteCatalyst Reporting, but this post will cover the most basic way. This basic implementation just uses an instance of the custom link to be tracked. I wanted to track link clicks without using props, evars or events, so this basic implementation works great for just that. Let’s get started!