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‎10-12-2019
danoots
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Manually Prioritize Requests in Report Builder?
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danoots
- Adobe Analytics
I'm building a Report Builder dashboard, and want the following to be executed in order:pull some data in a requestmanipulate the data using Excel functionalitypull a second request based on manipulated dataExample:In initial request, Report Builder returns:/path-goes-hereThen, Excel functionality conditionally pre-pends this info:sitename.com/path-goes-hereormobile.sitename.com/path-goes-hereThen, second request fires pulling additional information based on manipulated value (sitename.com/path-...

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Re: adobe analytics - page url
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danoots
- Adobe Analytics
If you have access to processing rules, you can create a few rules to capture URL without needing to touch your implementation. Attached is a screenshot of what I have set up in processing rules for this, which provides three different versions of URL:full URLURL without any query strings appended (this may be most helpful to you)the path (URL without domain included - useful if you have a mobile version of site with different domain than desktop). Note that page path processing rule fixes Adobe...

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Re: Infinite Scroll
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- Adobe Analytics
Rudi,I'd love to see you guys provide some thought leadership around this topic as more and more publishers move to the infinite scroll structure. It seems like there should be a good standardized approach to how we track this functionality using Adobe Analytics. I'm still trying to wrap my brain around what exactly I'll want to be able to provide insight into when we begin implementing this functionality later this year, and then how we should be implementing to be able to facilitate this.A few...

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Re: Marketing Channel Processing Rule - template feature broken
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danoots
- Adobe Analytics
Ahh... my ticket on this is only a week + old. Boy, they made me do a ton of process documentation before they logged the ticket though. Would've been nice if they'd checked for an existing ticket before making me jump through hoops.

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RB 5.0: Missing correlation data?
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danoots
- Adobe Analytics
Hoping others have found a similar issue which would help escalate this beyond my ticket (Incident: 140529-000164). I'm finding when doing correlations on a large number of items based on a dependent request, ReportBuilder 5 suddenly begins returning "None" in correlated values after 21 entries.[img]correlation-error-rb.PNG[/img]Checked in Site Catalyst and the correlation data is definitely available. Tried different report suites with exact same results.This is a pretty major deal for us, as i...

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Re: Filtering Internal Traffic on Rollup
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danoots
- Adobe Analytics
Mitchell,You can actually set IP address to a variable via processing rule, so you don't even need to bother getting it into s_code.I've recently pulled all internal IP exclusions out of our report suites, and have instead created an "internal IP address" segment that strips out those visits post-capture. For an additional level of nerdiness, I created a "visitOR" exclusion segment based on internal IPs, so I could also strip out visits from any employees who brought their computers home / acces...

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Re: Filtering Internal Traffic on Rollup
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danoots
- Adobe Analytics
[img]ip.PNG[/img]here's the screenshot. Easy as that...

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Re: Total number of Unique page(s) recorded in a time frame
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danoots
- Adobe Analytics
I *love* this idea - I'd never thought of it.I work in publishing, and want to be able to report on the number of content items written over a specific period of time. I've figured out how to do this using ReportBuilder... essentially pulling all content UUIDs associated with a specific publish date (passed to a different variable), then using Excel's COUNT functionality to arrive at and disseminate these numbers. But I wasn't able to do this cleanly inside Adobe's web interface in a way that wo...

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Integrate Webmaster Tools Data into Analytics
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danoots
- Adobe Analytics
Webmaster Tools provides great visibility into search performance - full keyword list of terms, with impressions, clickthroughs, average position, etc. This information has become even more valuable as most organic search terms are now blocked. The Webmaster Tools interface, however, isn't fantastic, and the ability to get the data organized and exported properly is frustrating. Google Analytics has helped here - you can link GA and Webmaster Tools, to allow users to take advantage of GA's bette...

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Metrics-based Filters in Site Catalyst
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danoots
- Adobe Analytics
This is a basic feature available in Google Analytics but missing from SC that would make doing analysis inside SC much more viable. Currently, there is no way in SC to apply a metrics-based filter when looking at prop/evar reports. This makes the "sort by" feature much less useful when using certain metrics. For example, if I'm looking at a pages report, displaying visits and bounce rate, and want to sort by bounce rate to see pages with the highest bounce rate, I'll end up with a huge number o...

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Don't De-Activate ReportBuilder Reports Due to "Internal Issues"
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danoots
- Adobe Analytics
We're running into situations where a large number of ReportBuilder reports we run fail due to "internal issues". When this happens multiple times during an attempted mailing, ReportBuilder will disable the report, when there is nothing on our end that needs to be corrected. This results in additional admin effort needed to monitor all activity, and then go in and re-enable any deactivated reports. Ideally, reports would only be deactivated if there was an issue on the user end that needed to be...

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Re: Copy Processing Rules - fix sort order
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danoots
- Adobe Analytics
hot diggity... thanks Bret!

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Re: Allow Filtering report columns/metrics for Limits & Ranges
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danoots
- Adobe Analytics
upvoting this -- this is functionality in place in Google Analytics, and I've found myself needing to export to Excel *far* less frequently when using that tool because of it. In Adobe Analytics, you really can't include reports like "Pages with High Bounce Rates" in native dashboards because of the outliers.

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Apply Video "Heartbeat" Concept to All Analytics Reporting
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danoots
- Adobe Analytics
Coming from the media world, our content creators live and breathe "time spent" metrics, as they provide one of the best signals of engagement. Problem is the time spent metric in Analytics is seriously flawed - it ignores time spent on visits that bounce, it doesn't take into account user inactivity, etc. and only records time elapsed from one page load to the next. As a result, we often end up with unrealistic time spent numbers that are frankly hard for our analytics team to defend.Other comp...

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IAB Bot List Segment in Analytics
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danoots
- Adobe Analytics
We are currently weighing whether to enable the IAB bot filtering functionality in Analytics (this is a communication challenge internally - as a B2B media company, we often quote traffic numbers in sales materials, and these numbers will obviously be impacted). Some of the primary downsides of enabling IAB filtering functionality include: no solid estimate of how enabling filter will impact traffic numbersloss of the ability to accurately measure year-over-year growthIf a segment were available...

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Re: Make ReportBuilder Email Plain Text for iPhone/iPad Compatibility
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- Adobe Analytics
Brilliant, thanks much Eric.

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Make ReportBuilder Email Plain Text for iPhone/iPad Compatibility
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danoots
- Adobe Analytics
Right now, when you choose to send ReportBuilder reports in PDF format via scheduling, the emails arrive using rich text format. There has long been an issue with Apple iPhones/iPads and attachments - when emails are sent in RTF, the attachments are not available. As a company, we're choosing to send reports via PDF specifically to address mobile compatibility issues with Excel format, but the RTF emails are causing a problem.

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Re: Make it possible to Add or Change Metrics when viewing reports on iOS / iPad / iPhone
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danoots
- Adobe Analytics
This is such a strange oversight... Site Catalyst is so close to being completely usable on the iPad, but the lack of an ability to change metrics completely cripples the overall functionality.

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Re: Tell users that they have the ability to reset their locked account.
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- Adobe Analytics
Wow. Add me to the list of folks who didn't know this was an option! I spend *way* too much time dealing with password resets, and I always assumed I needed to be involved. At a company with 400 mostly occasional users, this would probably easily save me a couple hours per month.

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Re: New and Repeat Visitors as a metric
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- Adobe Analytics
I don't serialize, because then I'd only get this info on landing page, right (unless I'm getting old and confused). I like to easily see which pages folks return to on the site, even if they came in via home page and then navigated to other content. What I'd *really* like is if you guys made the native "visit number" variable available in processing rules - that way we wouldn't have to rely on a JS plugin at all, and we'd get 100% alignment with visit number variable and the repeat visit event.

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Re: New and Repeat Visitors as a metric
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- Adobe Analytics
I use "getNewRepeat" and then set a processing rule that fires an event when that variable = "new", and a different event when variable = "repeat". You can then create a custom metric, and display % repeat as a metric on all conversion reports.

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Copy Processing Rules - fix sort order
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danoots
- Adobe Analytics
When you try and copy a set of processing rules to other report suites, you are taken to a screen with a list (in our case, a giant list of over 400 suites) for which you can select the suites to copy to. The problem is... the list isn't sorted alphabetically. From what I can piece together, it appears as though the list is created chronologically in the order the report suites were created. Here's a sample of what the list looks like for us... now imagine there are 400 suites in that list. Ugh.

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Re: Processing rule display changes
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- Adobe Analytics
Big thumbs up on this one. Take a look at the processing rule title duplications for just a sample of one of our suites... confusing!

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Re: "Page Views" for Conversion Reports in SC15 - Change the Naming Convention
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- Adobe Analytics
I realize this hasn't gotten much upvote love, but this really unfortunate labeling situation continues to rear it's ugly head at our company. Would appreciate some attention to this...

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Re: Bounce Rate in Report Builder
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- Adobe Analytics
I've got all my fingers and toes crossed that you guys will tackle this. Not having Bounce Rate available in ReportBuilder is a *serious* drag - makes reports that should take 10 minutes to generate into hours-long sessions, with lots of opportunity for data entry error.

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Re: Add ability to Copy Processing Rules to Report Suite Groups
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danoots
- Adobe Analytics
Fully agreed. The list of report suites in the "copy processing rules" menu currently aren't even organized alphabetically... they appear to be arranged in chronological order by report suite creation date. We have 400+ report suites... using this functionality gets painful really fast.

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"Page Views" for Conversion Reports in SC15 - Change the Naming Convention
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danoots
- Adobe Analytics
This is a bit of naming convention disaster which is leading to some serious confusion internally. So, background - SC15 introduced the ability to look at "Page Views" on conversion reports. For eVars, however, "page views" is actually an event that fires on page load, and will attribute back to the most recent value in an eVar. This means if an eVar isn't populated on every page, page views will not equal instances. The eVar page view is mimicking the "page views consumed" event many of us have...

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user "Welcome Letters" look like spam
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- Adobe Analytics
When using the "welcome letter" option in the user management area in the Adobe Analytics admin interface, you have the option of sending users a welcome letter (or in many cases 'password reset' letters). The resulting email looks remarkably like spam, however, and is regularly ignored by those receiving it.The sender name is "Adobe". The subject line is "Account Information"Can we please get something a little more specific here? A quick fix would be something more specific ... a sender that l...

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Re: UX - Option to hide the % columns on tables for reports added to dashboards
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danoots
- Adobe Analytics
Fully agreed. It's been documented elsewhere here, but there are many situations in which the percentage is actually meaningless in the message the report is trying to convey, and only serves to confuse. Frankly, it's something that should have been fixed a couple years ago.

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Re: Bounce Rate in Report Builder
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- Adobe Analytics
Definitely. This is driving me crazy, as I now have a single monthly report for which I need to run Excel Client, ReportBuilder, and now have to go into Site Catalyst to do manual data collection. I love the new metric, but we need another way to get at it...

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