Adding unspecified GET parameters to Routes

A quick tip for the case if you need to add additional GET parameters to your route URL, but don’t want to specify them in Routes file. Apparently, there’s a simple way.

Let’s imagine we have this route:

Route::get('/', 'HomeController@index')->name('homepage');

And then we add a link to it:

Home

Now, what if you want to track this link with UTM parameters?

Of course, you can do it like this:

Home

But probably the logic of your campaign is defined outside of Blade view, so it would be convenient to pass these variables somehow. Guess what – we can write them as array:

Home

Or, even better, pass these values as array of $utm_parameters and then have this:

Home

The result URL will be the same:
/?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=onboarding2017

Hope that helps!

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Unrelated to Laravel – I hope you don’t use this GA campaign to measure internal clicks – it creates a new session for you. Try ‘internal promotions’ from enhanced ecommerce instead.

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