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How to build a segment that track a specific url

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Hi, 

I am trying to build a segment that tracks the main page of a category, plus all his sub categories/sub-pages.

Let's say that my site look like this: 

main category: www.mysite.com/product/shoes

subcategories: 

www.mysite.com/product/shoes/women 
www.mysite.com/product/shoes/men 
www.mysite.com/product/shoes/kids
www.mysite.com/product/shoes/kids/winter and so on.

and that I want to track the "shoes page" plus "all the shoes subpages"
 (women,men,kids, kids winter) with a segment.

So my "magic string" is "shoes", and I was thinking to build a segment where:

PAGE contains /product/shoes/ (in order to track all the subcategories)

but it doesn't work because Adobe shows also page like www.mysite.com/search or www.mysite.com/index.html

and if I create PAGE URL (props) contains /product/shoes/ (in order to track all the subcategories) shows zero results.

Any suggestion in how build a segment like that? 


Thanks.

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HI GL,

 

The PAGE segment should work if the Page name is correct. Take a look at the source code of a page you want to include and check if gwa_pagename contains "/product/shoes/".

 

The PAGE URL segment should work without conditions. Can you post a picture of the segment?

 

Cheers,

Martijn

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HI GL,

 

The PAGE segment should work if the Page name is correct. Take a look at the source code of a page you want to include and check if gwa_pagename contains "/product/shoes/".

 

The PAGE URL segment should work without conditions. Can you post a picture of the segment?

 

Cheers,

Martijn

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Hi,

thanks for the answers. I set up a page URL segments exactly like this:

Page URL contains http://www.mysite.com/product/shoes

When I run it, I get the shoes page and also the subcategories, so:

http://www.mysite.com/product/shoes
http://www.mysite.com/product/shoes/women 
http://www.mysite.com/product/shoes/men 
http://www.mysite.com/product/shoes/kids

but then also the index.html and other pages like http://www.mysite.com/product or http://www.mysite.com/blog and I don't understand why. Should I filter deeply somehow? Or use other conditions?

thanks.

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I see. You probably have the segment at the level of "visitor" or "visit". You will see all other pages of a visitor or during a visit (on a product/shoes pages) as well.

Change it to "Hit". You can find this under "Definitions" in the drop down box "Show".

 

Cheers,

Martijn

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Thanks so much, it works! Just another clarification.

Let's say that I want to built my segment to match all the pages and subpages that have inside the url "shoes-men". So for example I want to track "shoes-men" and also "shoes-men/new-collection" so in my previous example:

http://www.mysite.com/shoes-men
http://www.mysite.com/shoes-men/new-collection

Then if I use a segment that says PAGE URL (props) HITS contains "www.mysite.com/product/shoes-men"

I am able to track both categories (shoes-men and shoes-men/collection) correctly, but this segment unfortunately tracks also pages like "www.mysite.com/
/coat-men" because of the string "-men"

How can I solve this issue?

Thanks!

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You're welcome.

The coat-men url really should not appear in the results. Maybe you did not 'apply''  the segment after you changed it? A picture of your segment woul help.

On a side note, it is better to use the page name instead of the url when creating a segment. Url's change more often than page names.

Cheers,

Martijn