Click counter for internal links

(Christoph) #1

It seems likely that this has been discussed before but despite my excellent search skills, I was unable to find the answer to this question:

Why is there no click counter for internal links? Or rather: some internal links. Like this one or this one

Internal links that do get click counters seem to be:

  • Incoming links listed under posts
  • Links to tags, like this one.

(Jay Pfaffman) #2

Links that include http?

(Christoph) #3

I’m not sure I understand the question but I suppose the answer is yes.

(Jay Pfaffman) #4

Links that have http get counted and those that don’t are not counted?

That was my (hard to discern) guess.

(Christoph) #5

What would be an example of a link without http?

(Jay Pfaffman) #6

Hmm. Yeah. I was thinking that some links were relative URLs, so didn’t have http,just started with /. But that’s not it.

I got nothing.

(Christoph) #7

This is really puzzling. I now found an ordinary internal link (what you get via the :link: icon minus the username part) which has a click counter, but I also have multiple such links where clicks are not counted… :woozy_face:

(Sam Saffron) #8

Can you make a post here with specific examples on meta?

(Christoph) #9

There was meant to be a sample link in the OP but apparently I posted it without pasting the link. Fixed it now. Let’s see if it will get a link counter as predicted…

In any case: could you clarify what the expected behaviour is? When does a link get a click counter and when does it not get one?


There’s something suspicious going on? Or something I’m missing.

I have two posts, linked with hyperlinked text.

When I go to the target link I see that it’s been visited from the first post several times (from the counter and link at the bottom of the post!), but there is no corresponding counter on the source page…

The link counters that don’t work have exactly the same format as the ones that do, they are all using the full URL including https and the domain and full path.

I dare say this might be some kind of bug?