A common feature used to collect information on how many times a product catalog has been downloaded is event tracking. Event tracking allows you to track specific actions that users take on your website or application, such as button clicks, form submissions, and file downloads.
To track the number of times a product catalog has been downloaded, you would set up an event tracking code on the download button for the catalog. This code would then send information to the event tracking tool (such as Google Analytics) every time the button is clicked and the catalog is downloaded.
To track the number of downloads you would use the google analytics event tracking feature. This can be done by setting up an event tracking code that would send information to Google Analytics when the download button is clicked, you can also set up a goal in Google Analytics to track the number of downloads and see the data in your dashboard.
Additionally, some platforms like Google Tag Manager which allows for easy tracking of user actions and other types of data, making the process even more manageable and efficient.
It’s important to note that not only the amount of downloads is useful to track but also other metrics like geographic location, time, referral and device type, to have a better insight on the audience that downloads the catalog.