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Track download a .pdf as a conversion

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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).






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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.



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:

Best of Luck!

petebardo -- Deadhead doing AdWords