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Why there are extra page URLs other than the activity URL in A4T reporting?

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There is an A/B/n test in which there are 3 experiences - Control, Var1, Var2. As I create its A4T reporting, I am using the dimension Target activities and then I broke it down with Target Activity > Experiences. Now for further analysis I tried breaking down the Target Activity > Experiences dimension with Page URL dimension and what I saw was, there are many extra URLS other than the actual activity URL. If I have created the activity with only 1 page URL, let's say - Page A, then I should just see the URL of Page A in my A4T reporting. Why do I see the other page URLS in the reporting?

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hey @nogupta1791, great question. When you consider what Analytics is capturing (and able to report on) it goes beyond just the page where the experience was delivered. This is a very good thing! Consider if you run a test on one page but want to see how that impacted behavior on another page further down the funnel, you can do that with A4T. This allows you to go much deeper in deriving insights and interpreting success for your test. In your example, the "other" URLs that are showing up in your breakdown are the pages that visitors ALSO saw who were part of your Control, Var1, Var2 experiences. I would look to see if there are major differences in those pages to see if your experiences impacted "what else" the user may have done because of the experiences delivered.

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hey @nogupta1791, great question. When you consider what Analytics is capturing (and able to report on) it goes beyond just the page where the experience was delivered. This is a very good thing! Consider if you run a test on one page but want to see how that impacted behavior on another page further down the funnel, you can do that with A4T. This allows you to go much deeper in deriving insights and interpreting success for your test. In your example, the "other" URLs that are showing up in your breakdown are the pages that visitors ALSO saw who were part of your Control, Var1, Var2 experiences. I would look to see if there are major differences in those pages to see if your experiences impacted "what else" the user may have done because of the experiences delivered.

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Thanks for your reply @ryan_pizzuto . Below is the screenshot of the reporting that I created. The activity URL is yellow highlighted. The 'other' URLs are orange highlighted. So, as per your above reply, there are users who visited the activity URL, saw one of the experiences then they might have browsed to one of the 'other' URLs which is why Analytics captured those 'other' URLs. Is there any documentation around it?

 

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That's right. Analytics is capturing all the activity that a user has done within their sessions. For some primers on A4T I would suggest the following links:

A4T Best Practices for Analysis 

A4T Overview

A4T Reporting