Is there a service/software to track who downloads your deck?

Ginger Zumaeta

August 4th, 2014

Hi, I'm sending out an update to advisors, and want to include a link to a deck, but I'd like to track WHO downloads it. Is anyone aware of a simple service to do this? Please advise.

Julia Lam Co-founder and CEO at Bucket (

August 4th, 2014

I've been using Docsend: It's really great, tells you who they are, who they're sharing it with, and how far they made it through the deck. Highly recommend.

Evan R

August 4th, 2014

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David McKeen

August 4th, 2014

A quick and dirty solution: Use a URL shortening service that will give you metrics on click-through. Create a link that points to your slide deck which is unique for each person. Then track which link belongs to who and check back every so often.

Russ Heddleston CEO at DocSend. Enabling salespeople.

Last updated on May 31st, 2018

As Julia Lam mentioned, DocSend will give you the following info:

  • Who opens your document
  • Who they forward it to
  • How long each person looks at each page

You can also update your deck after you send it out, and turn off access for individual people at any time. DocSend is primarily a sales tool, but it's a great fit for fundraising. You upload your document to DocSend, and then you email out a unique link to your deck each time you send it.

You can create free accounts here:

Matthew Cordasco Co-founder and Head of Product

August 4th, 2014

+1 for the link shortener, which can also work for other links in your email. is one by google and is another very popular one.




August 4th, 2014

Google Docs should work. Or you generate individual download links for each of your advisors so you see who clicked the link. If you send via mail services like MailChimp, they give you analytics tools to track open rate and specific links clicked.

Mike Moyer

August 4th, 2014 will allow you to create a short URL with a custom name. When someone clicks in the link you will get an email. You can set one up for each person you email to and know when they click. It's cool. I use it all the time for stuff like this.

Peter Kazanjy Early Stage SaaS Product and Go To Market Executive

August 4th, 2014


Dimitry Rotstein Founder at Miranor

August 4th, 2014

Where is this deck? On your own website or on some sharing service e.g. SlideShare?

Dimitry Rotstein Founder at Miranor

August 4th, 2014

If you're already using DropBox, I think it offers tracking capabilities, so problem solved.

Although, if I had to solve this problem as specified, I'd upload multiple copies of the deck to my server and give each advisor a link to a separate copy. The server logs (or Google Analytics) will show when each file was accessed, and you'd know who it was because no one else knows about this particular link. But that may be too technical.

Of course, if all I wanted was to update my advisors, I'd just email them the deck as an attachment and ask them for receipt confirmation.