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If a visit contains a certain page, then exclude data only from that page and not from all other pages of that visit

ryanr31
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I am trying to make a visit-based segment within Adobe Analytics that will exclude data only from a certain set of pages, without affecting numbers for other pages visited within that same session. However, I am not certain current segment logic supports this. I am using sequential segments containing hits to try and accomplish this. Below is my current segment:

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Any ideas on what I can do to accomplish this?

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Urs_Boller
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Community Advisor
Community Advisor

can't create a screenshot right now, but try to explain

HIT-Segment

{

   Container VISIT where (page = "page X")

   AND

   page != "page X"

}

that should return all hits from visits where the user has seen the desired page except the page itself.

hope that helps

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Urs_Boller
Community Advisor
Community Advisor

what exactly do you want?

a) see what happens except a certain page? use a hit-segment where you exclude the page (page does not equal ...)

b) see all visits where user visited page X but exclude the hits for page X? might be a little tricky by combining a visit-container within a hit-container... will try to create a screenshot if this is really what you are looking for ....

ryanr31
Level 1
Level 1

option B is what I am looking for, yes. The logic of it is quite difficult (not sure if two segments can be utilized?) but any screenshot or advice you would be able to give would be much appreciated!

Urs_Boller
Correct answer by
Community Advisor
Community Advisor

can't create a screenshot right now, but try to explain

HIT-Segment

{

   Container VISIT where (page = "page X")

   AND

   page != "page X"

}

that should return all hits from visits where the user has seen the desired page except the page itself.

hope that helps

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Urs_Boller
Community Advisor
Community Advisor

if you are not sure about the stacked segment, create two separate segments

1) visit segment (page = page x)

2) hit segment (page != page x)

add both to your workspace table/panel and see results of combination (overlap)

ryanr31
Level 1
Level 1

The stacked segments worked for me, however they took away visit data from other pages besides just page X. I basically just want to filter out numbers from page X without affecting total numbers. Would that be expected of this segment logic?

Urs_Boller
Community Advisor
Community Advisor

what "total" are you looking at? the "exclude" can effect even visits and visitors if they have only seen the selected page (and nothing else).

ryanr31
Level 1
Level 1

That makes sense now..the pages are visited before and after the selected page, which is why the total number (numbers that populate at the bottom of Adobe report) are affected. I am also using another visit-based segment on top of what we have already discussed to view the data.

So I am assuming there is no way to exclude visits/visitors only from a selected page (even if they viewed other pages) when looking at data using another visit-based segment?

Urs_Boller
Community Advisor
Community Advisor

well, basically it should work - but I'm not sure if I understand the question.

the hit-segment with exclude a page should give you all pages except the excluded one. no matter what other segments you add to your project.

but it might be possible, that the name still appears sonewhere, depending on the dimension and the metrics you are using ...

jantzen_belliston-Adobe
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Do any of the answers below answer your initial question? If so, can you select one of them as the correct answer? If none of the answers already provided answer your question, can you provide additional information to better help the community solve your question?
jantzen_belliston-Adobe
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I'm not positive I fully understand what you are trying to do but If you are just trying to eliminate all the hits from a certain page but not others you should be able to create a simple segment for that. Create a segment based on the hit rather than visit and then put the page name component into the container and used a does not equal for the page you want to exclude. Apply that segment to whatever report you'd like in Analysis Workspace.

As was already mentioned, you can apply multiple segments to the same report so if there are other criteria you need to add.

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