clyons-eis/silverstripe-file-analytics

Fire google analytics events on direct file requests

dev-master 2015-04-07 16:40 UTC

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Last update: 2024-02-17 14:38:21 UTC


README

Maintainers

  • Craig Lyons

Introduction

This module provides the ability to fire google analytics events when files are directly requested (i.e. PDFs) Client-side approach allows for simple install & negates the need for a separate analytics account (which is required for server-side solutions).

Requirements

  • SilverStripe 3.1
  • Page must properly include jquery & google analytics (Classic, ga.js)

Installation

For apache, your .htaccess file will need to reroute requests to PDFs so they can hit a server-side FileAnalyticsController The RewriteRule is skipped query string for processed=1; this query string is provided by the JS redirect after tracking the event.

### PDF Tracking ###
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} !processed=1
RewriteRule ^(.*\.pdf)$ file-analytics?seg=$1 [R=302,L,NC]
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Limitations

  • Because of the client-side redirect, a 301 status cannot be sent, so this will likely prevent PDFs from being indexed by search engines.
  • Only Classic Analytics is supported (ga.js). Look for Universal Analytics (analytics.js) in a future version.