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events and goals are same ?

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Hi All,

I do have doubt regarding in EVENT and GOAL.

1) For Example: in this domain i have one download .exe file cta button. if i clicked on that button it goes to thankyou page and automatically downloads .exe file. I set up a thankyou page as in my goal conversion and download cta as set up in events tracking.
My question is 1) lets consider A,
if A clicks the download button it goes to thank you page and .exe file downloads so as per my set up, goal and event tracking will be count as a 1 number ?? or it will count only in event ???

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Re: events and goals are same ?

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If a clicks the download button, if the event is an onclick on the download button.. each time it is clicked it will be an event.
If the thankyou page is a goal, then then it will only register as a goal conversion once per session
Bronwyn Vourtis, Google Analytics Top Contributor
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Re: events and goals are same ?

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Dear Bronwyn,

Thank you!
As per my setup, then i will get one count in event and one count in goal conversion, Am i right ?