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Google Analytics for pdf direct link downloads

Discussion in 'Google Analytics' started by Sunny12, Apr 2, 2015.

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    Is there any solution to track pdf files downloaded from direct downloads? We can track easily if the download happens from our web page, but what if the download happens from a direct link or a search engine search result? Also we are on a IIS server, and cannot use PHP based solution. Is there any php free solution anyone is aware to track direct links tracking?

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    Sunny
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    Sunny12, Apr 2, 2015 IP
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  2. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    How are the PDF files downloaded? You could just bind a JS event to the download link for example to track it.
     
    digitalpoint, Apr 3, 2015 IP
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    If you're just looking to track a download you can easily put the PDF behind a PHP page and have it log the download then redirect to the PDF that you have hosted on your site. Also you can try using a document tracking tool such as https://www.orangedox.com/dropbox which will track downloads as well as time spent on each page of the PDF.
     
    seebrown, Apr 26, 2016 IP