How to track the number of downloads of files
Google url shortener: goo.gl
This URL shortening service displays a counter showing the number of clicks (hit counter), and also some statistics on the visitors who have accessed the file:
- Countries of the visitor
- Type of platform used (Windows computer, etc)
If you have a Google Account, getting started with goo.gl is straightforward:
If you are usually edit your site from your mobile phone or your tablet, you can find some applications that will make URL shortening even easier. To find these apps, just search goo.gl on the App Store or on Google Play.
Bitly is an alternative free service for URL shortening and hit counter. You can customize the short URL and check if someone has posted the link on a social network.
If you are interested, just sign up at http://www.bitly.com.