The variable is a comma-separated list of file extensions.
If your site contains links to files with any of these extensions, the URLs of these links will appear in the File Downloads report.
Traffic > Site Traffic > File Downloads
variable is only relevant when
is set to 'True.'
Only left-mouse-clicks on a link are counted in the File Downloads report. All file downloads that start automatically when a page loads, or that are only downloaded after a redirect, are not counted in the File Downloads report. When you right-click a file and select the "Save Target As..." option, it is not counted in the File Downloads report.
variable may be used to track clicks to RSS feeds. If you have links to RSS feeds with a .xml or other extension, appending ",xml" to the
list allows you to see how often each RSS link is clicked.
Any file extension may be included in the list. Be careful not to include a common file extension, such as htm or aspx, in
. Doing so causes an extra image request to be sent for each click, which will be billed as a primary server call.
determine if automatic file download and exit link tracking are enabled. When enabled, any link with a file type matching one of the values in
is automatically tracked as a file download. Any link with a URL that does not contain one of the values in
is automatically tracked as an exit link.
attributes that start with
The file types
are not included in
above, therefore no clicks on them are automatically tracked and reported as file downloads.
modifies the logic used to determine exit links. When
=false, exit links are determined using only the domain, path, and file portion of the link URL. When
=true, the query string portion of the link URL is also used to determine an exit link.
With the following settings, the example below will be counted as an exit link:
<a href='https://othersite.com/index.html?r=mysite.com'>Visit Other Site!</a>
With the following settings, the link below is not counted as an exit link:
<a href='https://othersite.com/index.html?r=mysite.com'>Visit Other Site</a>
Note: A single link can be tracked only as a file download or exit link, with file download taking priority. If a link is both an exit link and file download based on the parameters
, it is tracked and reported as a file download and not an exit link.