I am a bit new to Hugo. I built an affiliate type blog using Hugo but I’d like to give a bit more care to how I perform links to external sites.
I am looking for a more robust solution, I want to be able to track how many times a link was clicked, record the IP address, etc and then redirect the user to the external link
I understand this sort of defeats the purpose of a static site.
Are there any plugins out there that would allow me to track some stats for external links in Hugo?
As far as I know there is nothing specific about Hugo regarding tracking outbound links.
This seems like something you would need to do either on the server side or with JS.
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I use plausible.io for stats and external links tracking. Very happy with this.
I also made a “theme/hugo module” for easy integration with hugo : GitHub - divinerites/plausible-hugo: Dead simple integration between plausible.io and gohugo.io
For tracking external links you just have to add
outbound_link = true in your
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