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tracking digital downloads

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I am trying to set up a goal for whenever a PDF is downloaded on a site. It doesn't have a thank you page attached to it would anyone have any suggestions on the best route to do this? I have attached an example of the PDF from the website. 


This is the page where they can download the PDFs from.


Once they click the download PDF this is the page.


Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

Re: tracking digital downloads

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You are using the Universal Analytics.

If this is the case, it allows for event tracking If you put the following in the "A tag".
onClick = "ga ( 'send', 'event', 'click', 'download', this.href});"

However, there may be more other good way. It is a good official help even see.

Thank you for your attention.