Alternative analytics identification methods needed



sometimes it’s just not feasible/easy to drop an account-id meta tag into an index page. for example, when a given site is simply set to work as a url shortener/redirector. twitter does not check that the redirected page contains the account-id meta. there are other relevant cases but this is the one we’re having.

the following methods are considered common and widely implemented by similar products:

  1. placement of a specific html or txt file in the domain’s root folder
  2. DNS TXT record
  3. email from WHOIS record

please implement an additional one and/or alternatively honor 3XX HTTP codes when verifying a domain.



it appears now twitter honors 3XX codes, I can see my url redirector in analytics.