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Any way to track the number of downloads?

Discussion in 'Tracking' started by Aditya Saha, Sep 13, 2016.

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  1. Aditya Saha

    Aditya Saha Affiliate affiliate

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    Hey guys!
    Don't know, if this is the right section to post. Mods please bear me.
    I made a simple site with html and I want to track the number of downloads of a file hosted in my server.
    Example
    Code:
    http://www.example.com/file.zip
    I want to know the total number of dowbloads of that particular file.
    I have used anchor tags to refer it.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. Hello, Aditya!

    I'm not quite sure what your exact problem is, but I encourage you to write our support with a detailed explanation, and they'll help you sort it out quickly. Their contact is [email protected] :)

    Let's get this fixed!

    -Alex
     
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  4. trackingdesk

    trackingdesk Affiliate affiliate

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    1. Do you have a thank you page once the download is finished?
    2. When the user opens the file, can you launch a browser/page?

    If one of those is an option, you can simply place an image pixel and it will track every single download.

    The last option is to fire a postback URL from your server once the file has downloaded, but it will require some addtional settings
    1. Capture a clickid
    2. Fire the postback from your server with the clickid once the download has completed.

    Trackingdesk can provide both options, just let us know if you need any help.
     
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    tyoussef

    tyoussef Moderator moderator Certified Vendor Service Manager affiliate

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    i did that one time via php
    also u can do it by google analitics using events tracking i guess that will be good and easy for u
     
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  6. AFFernando

    AFFernando Affiliate affiliate

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    Probably the easy way is to reditect the user after the download to a thank you page. You can use a conversion pixel or a postback, but you can also just track the number of visitors to the thank you page. The math should be 1 visitor = 1 download. You can do this just using Google Analytics.
     
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