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Is there any way to trace the direct bookings to the property sharing widget?

BlueMtnCabins
Oct 2, 2022 12:55 PM
Joined Jun, 2016 1120 posts

Is there any way to trace the direct bookings to the property sharing widget/site? We have a common website smokymountaincabinsbyowner.com where the widget is housed. Also, each member has it on a page on their respective website. Obviously, there is a lot of cross-referring going on. Is there any way (GA? other) to know that booking X for property Y  originated via the search on a shared widget on website Z?

Thanks

A4Life
Dec 19, 2023 1:15 PM
Joined May, 2023 3 posts

We have the same question...  can we attribute a Property Share originated Booking to a specific Listing Site? 

Caleb M
Dec 28, 2023 12:23 PM
OR Team Member Joined Mar, 2022 129 posts

Hi,

 

There's no automatic means to attribute bookings to individual property shares at this time. However if you create a custom source then you should be able to manually assign bookings to the individual custom sources as a rough workaround.

 

https://www.ownerrez.com/support/articles/custom-sources

 

Beyond that we have had discussions revolving making source tracking more granular as they relate to hosted sites, though the details and confirmation of this I can't confirm at this time.

 

~Caleb

A4Life
Dec 28, 2023 4:56 PM
Joined May, 2023 3 posts

Thx Caleb.  Some sort of property share referrer url parameter would be a start.  We do use the custom sources, but need to know which source referred them.  Can a url parameter be used to pre-populate a custom attribute on a booking?  Thx!