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Old 12-19-2007   #1
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Conversion Tracking Clicks or Downloads

Hello

While counting a page view as an AdWords conversion is straight forward, I am intersted in counting as a conversion the download of a piece of software (or a link click). Can anyone suggest some code or other method I might be able to use to achieve this?

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Re: Conversion Tracking Clicks or Downloads

You can use the click - be it on the submit button of a form or a plain link being clicked.... you add the onClick code to the link that calls the pixel you use for counting conversions
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Can't do that because the AdWords conversion tracking requires you to all a JS file (conversion.js) on the google servers and not a function.
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Can't do that because the AdWords conversion tracking requires you to all a JS file (conversion.js) on the google servers and not a function.
I am hoping all is call - in which case I would need to see what is in the js file... you can either have the action cause a simultaneous action that calls the script... or find out what is in the file and call that particular element.

and at this stage my head is spinning
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Hello

While counting a page view as an AdWords conversion is straight forward, I am intersted in counting as a conversion the download of a piece of software (or a link click). Can anyone suggest some code or other method I might be able to use to achieve this?

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Don't make this more complex than it need be. If your definition of a conversion is a sofware download, then just supply a "thank you" page for the folks who downloaded. And on that page add the Google Adwords Conversion Tracking Code. Then, you'll know how many downloaded, and your cost/download. Bingo, you have control over your business.
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