Promote link is using webtrends

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developer.mozilla.org
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5 years ago
4 years ago

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(Reporter: icaaq, Unassigned)

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(Whiteboard: [specification][type:bug][triaged])

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Description

5 years ago
What did you do?
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1. When using the latest version of firefox, Press Cmd+N to open a new browser window, then type https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/promote in the address bar and press Enter
2. Create a button of you choice

What happened?
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a link with a webtrends parameter is created
?WT.mc_id

What should have happened?
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MDN is not using webtrends anymore so the parameter is obsolete 

Is there anything else we should know?
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Comment 1

5 years ago
ok, no need to use te latest version of firefox, it came from a cut & paste from another bug i created recently :)

Comment 2

4 years ago
This page needs to be redirected to https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Project:MDN/Promote
Whiteboard: [specification][type:bug] → [specification][type:bug][triaged]
Luke, do you know about the utmsource stuff for Google Analytics?  Can I swap this out quick?
Flags: needinfo?(lcrouch)
I suggest:

href="https://developer.mozilla.org/docs/css/?utm_campaign=promote+mdn&utm_medium=banner+link&utm_source=" + document.URL

Or however we can get the document.URL value into that utm_source url parameter.
Flags: needinfo?(lcrouch)
We aren't going to be able to get the URL since this banner will be on another site, unless we give them JavaScript document.write() to create the image on their site...which would be awful.  Don't we already have the URL from the referrer stat?
utm_* url parameters over-write the referral values. :(

But, we may be able to omit utm_source completely. We/you will have to research that first though.
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