Tom wrote:Adfly is showing 107 views on a download link for a map when MediaFire shows 146 actual downloads, why is there a difference here, my other links are reverse, showing slightly higher adfly by 3 or 4 and lower downloads.
Here are three possible reasons:
- If you have several adfly links on your site, adfly only pays for 4 (I think) clicks per visitor per day. Anything beyond that will not be paid nor counted.
- Someone might have passed the URL of your download to others instead of your shortened link. This could happen in free Mediafire accounts. If you have a paid Mediafire account, your download links are hotlinks.
- You also have to consider how Mediafire counts downloads. Does it count only completed downloads or it only counts the instances the file was downloaded regardless of whether it is a complete download or not.
If you believe that someone has shared your Mediafire download link, reupload that file and replace the link URL for your adfly shortened link and then delete the old upload. Remember the page view count for the adfly link before you changed the download link so that you can monitor the page views against download count.