Use AdGlare as a Click Tracker

AdGlare comes with a versatile ad format called URL-Feeds, which can be used as a click tracker. AdGlare not only counts clicks. It also registers various metrics like the visitor's country, device type, browser, language and operating system. For that reason, the URL-Feed click tracker can be useful in situations where:
  • You want to get insights via which links on your website people click through.
  • You want to know how many times a PDF is downloaded.
  • You want to register when a user clicks on a link inside an email campaign.
In this article I will explain you how to set up such a campaign to track clicks on any of your content. Let's take the example where you'd like to know how many times a PDF file is downloaded from your website. Imagine your PDF can be found on https://www.example.com/file.pdf.


Instructions

1
Log in to your AdGlare portal and click Zones => New Zone
2
Select the URL-Feed zone type, give it a name and add the zone.
3
Browse to the tab Invocation Code. On your website, replace the PDF file URL with this tracker URL.
4
Click Campaigns => New Campaign
5
Select the URL-Feed campaign type, give it a name and add the campaign.
6
Browse to the tab Creatives and click New Creative.
7
Give it a name. Use as a Target Resource the location where your PDF can be found.
8
Click the Display Network tab, and select the PDF Download Zone that you've created before.
9
Save the campaign and wait up to 1 minute.


Et voilà, you're done. Via the Reports page you can now track the number of times your visitors downloaded the PDF file. Note that the number of downloads is recorded as impressions.

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