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26729Re: Any Omniture Plug-Ins for Tracking Downloads?

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  • brg36
    Sep 21, 2010

      Kevin is right that you can use link tracking for more robust file download measurement. If you're looking for something more automated (i.e., something that doesn't require you to add a function call to every onclick event handler), the exit link plug-in could certainly be tweaked. The primary difference would be that instead of looping through the s.linkInternalFilters variable, you would loop through s.linkDownloadFileTypes. It would also need to check just the file extension instead of the whole URL.

      If I have a chance during the next few weeks, I'll rework the plug-in to handle this, and will post it on my blog. If anyone else wants to beat me to the punch, please feel free!


      Ben Gaines
      Product Manager
      Adobe Systems, Inc.

      --- In webanalytics@yahoogroups.com, "Cross, Dan" <dan.cross@...> wrote:
      > Hey all,
      > Anyone have any plug-and-play code for tracking user downloads? The auto-tracking of downloads is not getting us where we want to go... we definitely want to pass downloads to a variable for SAINTing purposes.
      > The code outlined on Ben Gaines' blog post:
      > http://blogs.omniture.com/2010/01/07/enhancing-automatic-exit-links/
      > gets us a good deal of the way there - I've got the "enhanced exit links" working as outlined and am very happy with the results (thanks Ben). But, the post doesn't quite go so far as to provide the code to extend this to tracking downloads... although the logic will be very similar.
      > I find myself without dev resources for a couple weeks, and my attempts to do the code modification myself have resulted in miserable failure. Has anyone else implemented some simple code to capture downloads via a prop/evar/event?
      > Thanks for any insight people could offer...
      > Dan Cross
      > Director of Web Analytics
      > Penton Media
      > dan.cross@... | AIM:PRMdcross
      > 212.204.4298
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