I have posted another thread up about the indexing of .pdf content vs .aspx content a moment ago and now am posting a seperate question relating to the tracking of the traffic that comes through .pdf content directly from Google.
Google Analytics does not currently display the performance of traffic entering directly on PDF content on my clients site (of which there are plenty) - My means of resolving this are as follows: (however I don't feel it will work quite how I want it to)
[My thoughts/method to resolve this matter come from the following links]
These two articles seem to suggest that the tracking of the PDF is relatively easy and accurate through analytics.
"For example, to log every click on a particular link to www.example.com/files/map.pdf as a pageview for /downloads/map you would add the following attribute to the link's <a> tag: "
However - This method wouldn't show traffic entering the .pdf directly from Google SERP's? (IE. a .pdf indexed in google)
In the sitemap it is not possible to include the "On Click" and Google would index the destination page, not the referring link - is there a means of including the analytics code within the .pdf files? or within the link to the content?