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PDF Tracking

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So I am working with another site to drive views to a certain PDF on our site. So I added ...January-Newsletter.pdf?utm_source=.... and the rest of the utms to the link they are supposed to use. They are using it, but our PDF link appears without it when it's clicked.

 

Am I doing something wrong? How can I get this to track and credit this source as a referral for it?

 

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Hi,

Page views in GA will only work for html type pages not for pdf s.
Since you can't add tracking code to pdf s' file.

You can add event tracking to links to pdf.

please refer: https://www.en.advertisercommunity.com/t5/Tracking-Goals-Ecommerce/Need-statistics-for-file-access/m...

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How did you ask a question? It tells me I can only use 72 characters max.
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Hi,

Page views in GA will only work for html type pages not for pdf s.
Since you can't add tracking code to pdf s' file.

You can add event tracking to links to pdf.

please refer: https://www.en.advertisercommunity.com/t5/Tracking-Goals-Ecommerce/Need-statistics-for-file-access/m...

Best Regards,
GA Guru.

'Star' or 'Accept as Solution' if it helped.