Tracking downloads from RSS feed of website


#1

I have a load of podcast content that is read via RSS - because there is no javascript execution on the RSS file or the files that are then read via the RSS I can’t used google analytics for this (which I have always used for everthing else).

I had an idea I could use PIWIK - with an additional bit of code to parse the webserver log and add events for the XML, MP3 and other non-javascriptable files - so integrating them into the reporting.

There won’t be session cookies - and I don’t know if (say) iTunes caches everything so it won’t be seen on the server anyway(?)…

But what do the people here think?

Thanks in advance!


(Matthieu Aubry) #2

Hi there,

I had an idea I could use PIWIK - with an additional bit of code to parse the webserver log and add events for the XML, MP3 and other non-javascriptable files - so integrating them into the reporting.

It’s a great idea. But please check out the project Log Analytics: GitHub - matomo-org/piwik-log-analytics: Import any kind of server logs in Piwik for powerful log analytics. Universal log file parsing and reporting.

it would be awesome if you can add support to parse more log formats! we love for this tool to become the universal log files parser