There are two methods to achieve tracking PDF downloads on your website using Google Analytics. The first requires access to your website and amending the LINKS. The second and best method is to set up Event Tracking in Google Analytics Dashboard so the PDF is tracked as a page view.
Amending the Link To A PDF
Access the web page with the download link for your PDF file and amend the A HREF command to include the ONCLICK instruction below highlighted in RED. Note it is always good practice to open a PDF in a New Window, this what the target=”_blank” command does.
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