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    How do I track how many times a pdf has been downloaded from the website?

    How do I track how many times a pdf has been downloaded from the website.  Thanks.

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    rd
    Super User I Super User I
    Super User I

    The simple answer is "Yes" @MKEGreenworks but as a general rule there is no way to track how many times someone downloaded a file unless you were tracking. Is this just a file on your hosting with a link?

     

    The most simple thing I can think is to track the file download with the use of Google Analytics. Something like that would be helpful to see how many eBook downloads you have (as an example). Are you familiar enough with Google Analytics where you could implement something like a Event Measurement? If not there are some third party websites you could use to track file downloads/clicks. I hope that helps?

     

    ...turns out that my two cents is worth less or more depending on the current exchange rate.

    roy darling *my posts seem a lot shorter in my head

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    rd
    Super User I Super User I
    Super User I

    The simple answer is "Yes" @MKEGreenworks but as a general rule there is no way to track how many times someone downloaded a file unless you were tracking. Is this just a file on your hosting with a link?

     

    The most simple thing I can think is to track the file download with the use of Google Analytics. Something like that would be helpful to see how many eBook downloads you have (as an example). Are you familiar enough with Google Analytics where you could implement something like a Event Measurement? If not there are some third party websites you could use to track file downloads/clicks. I hope that helps?

     

    ...turns out that my two cents is worth less or more depending on the current exchange rate.

    roy darling *my posts seem a lot shorter in my head

    View solution in original post