I've created a new site for my organisation in Muse (http://www.sign.ac.uk/index.html). The code to track page hits is in the master page and seems to be working OK. The code to track PDF downloads is in the Page Properties section of the individual pages and this is where I have a problem.
We publish medical Guidelines for the NHS in Scotland. A typical page would contain a download for the PDF of the full guideline and also a download link for a PDF of a Quick Reference Guide, but when I look at Google Analytics stats, even though each PDFs have their own code with a unique label, the download figures for each are identical - we would expect them to show a variation with the Guideline having more downloads.
I've read through the GA event tracking documentation and can't see a solution, not being a coder I may be doing something really stupid and I'd be grateful for any advice.
I've copied in sample stats and code for the pages in question.
Google analytics figures
Total Events and Unique Events by Event Label
Its an overlooked feature and more user friendly. The only way a user can get back to the site is with the back button on the browser. They should never be able to leave the site and it’s navigation ..does that make sense?
Without looking I also think Google tag manager has some features that might allow more in-depth tracking. You are also using Webmaster tools too I hope.
John at J26 may have a solution...I think we are the only two SEO people here on Muse.