September 11, 2011 at 5:14 pm #4285
Any ideas what I need to do to get digital downloads tracked in Aweber and integrate correctly with Estore ?
Thanks in advance
DaveSeptember 12, 2011 at 1:05 am #36502adminKeymaster
That’s a shame…the problem I have is that I generate a secure link to an excel file I upload each day to send to a ‘members only’ list who signup via E-Store/Paypal recurring monthly subscription.
However, I have noticed there are quite a few more downloads each day than subsriber numbers via different IP’s so someone is being naughty and forwarding on the secure link. Ideally I would like to be able to track this somehow so I could either identify the offending IP’s or give me some more clues as to who could be forwarding on the secure link. Or is there just a better/more secure way I should be delivering this members-only information or an alternative method of tracking downloads via IP ?
Thanks againSeptember 13, 2011 at 12:38 am #36504adminKeymaster
Aweber’s stat won’t help you identify the IP addresses because it will just have a list of 500 IP addresses for example and without knowing which ones are valid customers you are in the dark.
If you deliver digital items to a list of subscribers or users on a regular basis and you want to make sure that only the customers get it then the best way to handle that is to deliver the item from behind a membership script. A membership plugin will make sure that only your customers can log in and download the content. Some membership plugins (for example: WP eMember) have features that can detect if multiple users logged into the same account (based on the IP address) and block that account.
So basically you do the following:
1) Place your encrypted download link on a members only download page (you can also give them the option to generate the link themselves)
2) Protect this download page so only members who are logged in can access the content of this page
3) When you send an email to your list simply tell them to log into the site and download the content from the member’s only download page.
This demo page will give explain more if you are interested:September 13, 2011 at 1:27 am #36505
Ok thanks I will look into that as I have the emember plugin already. I guess the problem remains that they can still forward on the end product excel file to people though and in that case I guess I have to go down the route of some form of excel file protection.
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