Enable document download tracking
I use the page redirect facility to link urls to documents, but Hubspot Analytics does not enable me to track the number of page views (and therefore the number of downloads).
I would like a toggle box added alongside the url redirect field allowing me to choose whether or not to track activity.
I know capture forms give us the sales info we need, but it would really help if I could just look at a display that told me how many times a file was actually downloaded. This is especially helpful for reporting back to clients; they love to know about form completes, but they also want to know actual downloads. It blows my mind that Hubspot doesn't track something so simple.
Great idea - I updated the idea title to "enable document download tracking" because that would be great.
Nicole REineke commented
My specific request is to enable document download tracking without having to do some workaround, but I will take this if it is the closest I can get.
Mark Mathson commented
I think that this is a good suggestion. For those that want to put @dmscott's philosophy of distributing some premium content for free to encourage mass download/sharing, having the ability to track PDF or document downloads is helpful.
To that end, I am sure something similar could be arranged similarly to how Google Analytics can create Virtual Pageviews as outlined here: http://www.google.com/support/analytics/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=55529