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Restructuring of site sections

Adam19
Level 2
Level 2

Hi community,

my goal is to restructure the dimension "site section" in Adobe Analytics. At the moment, there is mess of many irrelevant site sections and I would like to boil them down to maybe ten main site sections and some sub site sections.

What is the best workflow for that? Is the implementation done in Admin > Report Suites, Admin > Classification Rule Builder or in a combination?

Any help or hint is appreciated!

 

Adam

Adobe Analytics report suites rule builder site section
1 Accepted Solution
Andrey_Osadchuk
Correct answer by
Community Advisor
Community Advisor

@Adam19 ,

Use classifications and classification importer. The rule builder will be efficient if you have a standardised value taxonomy that does not look to be the case for your scenario. It's unlikely you will benefit from sub-classifications, begin with a simple flat classification; it will be always possible to add more levels in the future if necessary.

The classifications can be set up as per your needs and fantasy 🙂 Here are a few examples:

Site SectionSite Section NEW
productsproducts
shoesproducts
productproducts
all shoesproducts

 

Site SectionSite Section 1Site Section 2
shoesshoes 
shoes womenshoeswomen
shoes menshoesmen

 

 

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Khurshid_Alam
Employee
Employee

I would suggest creating a classification for Site Sections and upload classification values using SAINT importer.

Adam19
Level 2
Level 2
Hi @Khurshid_Alam, thank you for your response! Maybe I should be a bit more specific: The website has main site sections, e.g. PRODUCTS and sub site sections e.g. PRODUCTS > SHOES. What do you mean with creating a classification for site sections? Would you assign SHOES as a sub-classification of PRODUCTS?
Adam19
Level 2
Level 2
And how can you get rid of site sections that are unimportant and should swallowed by a more general site section?
Adam19
Level 2
Level 2
Could you also explain why not to use rule builder 🙂
Khurshid_Alam
Employee
Employee
Looking at your initial query, it gave me the impression this was about the Site Section variable. I see now that you are referring to Products. If you need to restructure the sections (classifications), you can start with adding new classifications for the Products variable. Add sub classifications as required. Then upload the classifications. Once the data in the new classification reports show up as expected, remove the old classifications. I did not recommend Rule Builder because it has look back up to 6 months only. If a key value in the report is older than 6 months, Rule Builder will not classify that value.
Andrey_Osadchuk
Correct answer by
Community Advisor
Community Advisor

@Adam19 ,

Use classifications and classification importer. The rule builder will be efficient if you have a standardised value taxonomy that does not look to be the case for your scenario. It's unlikely you will benefit from sub-classifications, begin with a simple flat classification; it will be always possible to add more levels in the future if necessary.

The classifications can be set up as per your needs and fantasy 🙂 Here are a few examples:

Site SectionSite Section NEW
productsproducts
shoesproducts
productproducts
all shoesproducts

 

Site SectionSite Section 1Site Section 2
shoesshoes 
shoes womenshoeswomen
shoes menshoesmen

 

 

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Adam19
Level 2
Level 2

Hi @AndRey, thank you for your detailed answer! May I ask a follow up question? What do you mean with "standardised value taxonomy"?

At the moment the site sections get retrieved from the url. This would allow to apply general rules via the Rule Builder, doesn't it?

At what point do you benefit from sub-classifications?

 

If you had e.g. the urls www.test.com/products/shoes

would it make sense to have a "Site section" EXAMPLE MAIN SITE SECTION and a "sub-site section" CATEGORY?

This URL would then be assigned to EXAMPLE MAIN SITE SECTION: products & CATEGORY shoes.

jantzen_belliston-Adobe
Community Manager
Community Manager
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