Setting Up Download Tracking in elcomCMS
One of the nice features in elcomCMS is it’s ability to automatically insert Google Analytics tracking into documents.
Here’s how to set it up:
1. Enable the Google Analytics _gaq.push in Global Site Settings
2. When adding/inserting a document into an article, tick the ‘Enable google Tracking’ checkbox (if it isn’t already ticked)
Viewing in Google Analytics
3. Downloads will appear as Pageviews in your Google Analytics reports
Each time a file is downloaded it is logged as a ‘page view’ in analytics.
You can filter the list of pages (eg using a part of the download filename):
4. You can also use widgets in your dashboards to show top downloads
Use a filer such as ‘only show’ and ‘PDF’ to highlight just the PDF downloads.
Here’s how the widget will look in a Google Analytics dashboard: