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i would like to find out how many times a doc has been dl'd from my site using google analytics. i am sure i am probably missing something thats right in front of my face by i cant seem to figure it out.
the structure is this:
www.mysite.com/pdf_docs/
i would like to find out what are the most accessed/downloaded docs in that directory.

thanks.
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In the left hand panel go to Content->Site Content->Content drilldown.

It will show the pdf_docs folder as a total, then if you click on that it will take you inside the folder and show the stats for the documents within it.
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i tried that. when it loads in the main page, my pdf_doc folder is there in the list, i click on that and it just loads that one line of stats.
even if i try to look at the in-page analytics it doesnt show anything next to the doc links.
is it because they are dl links and not opening in a browser?
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Seonyx earned 500 total points
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My apologies - I thought pdfs were considered a pageview but they are not. You need to take extra steps to track pdf downloads via GA:

http://www.semseoexpert.com/web-analytics-consultant/tracking-pdf-downloads-google-analytics#.T3Xj7Zn9NVY
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