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Track download a .pdf as a conversion

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Hello,

 

How do I track a download of a .pdf file as a conversion.

 

Of course the simple answer would be to place the pdf document in another page with the conversion code asking the user to download the file - but I would prefer not to ask the user to perform another action (in this case a click to open/download pdf).

 

Ideas?

 

Thanks

Grant

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Re: Track download a .pdf as a conversion

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Hi Barnie

I think that if you had a button saying "Download" and they clicked on this you should be able to have this as a conversion.

Regards

Feilim

Re: Track download a .pdf as a conversion

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Hi Barnie R,

You can record the download as a virtual pageview or as an event in Analytics, then set that virtual pageview/event as your goal.

Here's a nice little article on the difference between the two and how to implement each:

http://searchengineland.com/virtual-pageviews-or-event-tracking-%E2%80%93-which-is-right-for-you-125...

Best of Luck!

Pete
petebardo -- Deadhead doing AdWords