| 7:39 pm on Sep 28, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Instead of linking the file, make a link that does a hit to your server, records the click, then redirects the user to the file.
So instead of
Then in request_file.php you can write code that will record info about the click (cookie, ip, whatever) in a db or a flat file. Then once recorded redirect the user to the file
[edited by: Demaestro at 7:45 pm (utc) on Sep 28, 2010]
| 7:42 pm on Sep 28, 2010 (gmt 0)|
can u please elaborate more
| 7:43 pm on Sep 28, 2010 (gmt 0)|
how would i know if he downloaded it or not
| 7:47 pm on Sep 28, 2010 (gmt 0)|
|how would i know if he downloaded it or not |
Well you can only tell if a file was completely downloaded by someone if you are hosting the file.
All you will know is they clicked the link to download it, but unless you host the files that is all you will know unless hotfile gives you a way.
| 7:49 pm on Sep 28, 2010 (gmt 0)|
The pseudo code looks like this:
-Get name of file from query string
-Get info about the request, ie auth cookies, ip address or whatever info you need
-Record info in file or databse
-Redirect user to file on hotlink.
| 7:50 pm on Sep 28, 2010 (gmt 0)|
hmm. i hope there is some sort of script available. i know one plugin download monitor 3 but i vent used it yet
| 7:54 pm on Sep 28, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Are you not able to code PHP?
It is a pretty basic script, because of how specific your requirements are I doubt you will find a script that will do this 'out of the box'.
| 8:01 pm on Sep 28, 2010 (gmt 0)|
| 9:16 pm on Sep 28, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Your best bet is to contact hotlink and ask what type of reporting tools they offer.
| 9:40 pm on Oct 25, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Your only solution is a custom page that would use a cookie or url and would record the info in a db or email it to you.
if that is to much, go with [goo.gl...] it will track how many times people have used the link or use a request form and then you can send out the form to the person.
Another solution: if you have a marketing platform like Eloqua you can create triggers and have it do it all for you after they submit a form and it will email it to them.
With GA you can install GAaddons and it will auto track all links to pdfs and other file types. Your using an external host for the file so it would be tracked an external link in GA with this addon.
| 4:22 am on Nov 10, 2010 (gmt 0)|
You need a web log analysis tool, e.g. awstat