Method of using a code to track user access to content

  • US 8,037,091 B2
  • Filed: 04/30/2010
  • Issued: 10/11/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/20/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of using a code to track user access to content, the method comprising the steps of:

  • providing a virtual server computer, the virtual server computer hosting a plurality of content hosts, the plurality of content hosts comprising a first content host, a second content host and a third content host;

    enabling each content host in the plurality of content hosts to be accessible by a user at a unique Uniform Resource Locator address;

    wherein the plurality of content hosts comprise a plurality of contents;

    enabling user interaction with the plurality of content hosts through the first content host without the user having to navigate to the unique Uniform Resource Locator address of any other content host in the plurality of content hosts;

    displaying to the user accessing the first host content from at least two different content hosts;

    assigning a surf code reference to each content displayed to the user, the surf code reference comprising information that identifies each such content displayed;

    supplying from the virtual server computer a user list to the user, the user list comprising an identification of each such content viewed by the user; and

    presenting any such content viewed by the user to the user requesting such content from the user list.

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