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Download Counter From Google Analytics

Download Counter - one of the most requested functions for a SE Optimizer as for any web developer. If you use Google Analytics you can easily make download counter to track downloads of your MP3, PDF, JPG,.. All you need is to tag the link with the urchinTracker JavaScript.

Lets try to build download counter for sexy.mp3 file:

<a href="files/sexy.mp3" onClick="javascript: pageTracker._trackVisit ('/downloads/mp3'); ">Sexy<a>

You should see download stats for /downloads/mp3 in your reports within 24-48 hours.

15-12-2007

Theresa on 10-02-2015

Is it worth using the meta description on blog posts then?
I read told me Matt Cutts said to stop using them a while a go as they are ignored
Shared this to wall, very good!

baco on 25-04-2011

nice tip, thank you!

Lubabalo Tybosch on 05-03-2011

Great post, thanks. Is there a way to display the download counter on a web page for the site visitors to see?
SEO Freelancer: no. Try other solutions: JS, php,..

Bob on 04-12-2009

Do you have a working demo for this? Wanted to see how an example would work.

SEO Freelancer: Bob, to watch a demo you need a working Google Analytics account.

michael on 01-11-2009

Thanks =)

stretch on 17-07-2009

thanks

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