What are Source IDs and how do I add them to a SmartLink?

While SmartLinks has built-in analytics that allow you to see which channel drove your downloads, you might want a more granular look at your data. 

Source IDs allow you to add a piece of code at the end of the SmartLink URL which help you know exactly where your traffic came from: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, an email newsletter, etc.

To add Source IDs to your SmartLink, just add ?sid= + any text to the end of any SmartLink URL. You don't have to "create" or "save" Source IDs in your Chartable account.

For example, if you wanted to see how much traffic comes from a link you post on Twitter, you could add ?sid=twitter to the end of your SmartLink before you post it to Twitter. 

You could also type "instagram" or "facebook" instead of "twitter". You can use any text you'd like.

Here's some examples of commonly used Source IDs: 

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To filter data from a specific Source ID, select that Source ID from the dropdown menu under "Filter by Source ID" in the SmartLink detail page.

Source IDs will appear in this dropdown menu once the SmartLink with the Source ID has been clicked at least once.

To learn more about Source IDs and UTM parameters, check out this great article from HootSuite.

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