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How to track Document acces

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Hello Everyone,

 

I implemented GoogleAnalytics on our joomla website via a plug-in and its working fine .

 

For the purpose of analysing email-ad campaings/ newsletters i am looking into tracking access to specific documents (pdf) or links.

Basically we send out emails with a link to a certain document on our webspace and i want to see how many people accessedthat link (or file).

 

Now my understanding is that i need to implement a kind of tracking code on the accessedsite so analytics gets a "ping". We won't be having any actual page that is being accesed though. We are basically hotlinking to the file in our mailing.

 

What  would be the best way to achieve what i am looking for. 

 

 

Thanks for the help

 

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How to track Document acces

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Hi, try my method leveraging both server logs and Universal

http://juliencoquet.com/en/2013/04/05/track-pdf-downloads-with-google-universal-analytics-no-javascr...

 

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