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Web analytics question -- how to track downloads of PDF and DOC files?

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Eric BourlandFlag for United States of America asked on
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Server platform: Windows 2008 Server / IIS 7.5

Hi. I have a large number (many hundreds) of PDF and MS Word files on a web site, and I need to track downloads of those files. Each file has it own URL and filename, for example:

http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=ForumSummary_ImprovingLow-PerformingSchools_041310.pdf
http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=GeorgiaHSAdvanced.docx
http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Appendix_Part5StatebystateLIST_100511.pdf

...etc.

I have set IIS 7.5 to log all downloads and generate log files in a /logs/folder on the server.

I have been using Analog 6.0 to analyze log files, but it is laborious and tedious. I have to manually create and configure a configuration file and very carefully enter all of the URLs for all of the files, so that each file is included in the generated report. (Also the client is not 100% happy with the appearance of the generated Analog / Report Magic web access reports.)

Are there other options besides the Analog 6.0 log analyzer? What else can I do to generate web access reports for these documents?

Thanks very much for any advice.

Eric
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