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Analytics Goal Conversion

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Msg#: 3368985 posted 8:10 pm on Jun 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

This is my first post here, ever. I hope I can just ask a question like this...

Well, I am having trouble trying to setup a goal within Google Analytics. I am trying to determine several things, including proper 'Head Type' setting. It seems that neither option applies to my situation.

Here is my URL structure:
Step 1: http://www.example.com/dir/det/1/335370/inquire/
Goal: http://www.example.com/dir/det/1/335370/inquire/send

The numbers '1' and '335370' describe what item to display. There are about 6000 items. Since I have optimized the URL structure, the proper URLs and head type are not that clear to me.

Is there a wild card? Like?:

Can anyone help me out here? Let me know if I need to be more specific too!

[edited by: tedster at 9:03 pm (utc) on June 15, 2007]
[edit reason] switch to example.com - it can never be owned [/edit]



Msg#: 3368985 posted 7:07 pm on Jun 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

Ah - looks like you've hit a snag of GA. I don't think there is such a wildcard, but here's some ideas:

1: My first thought is that your goal should be the thankyou page, not the the inquire page. The fact that someone has come to the contact us page does not mean they will actually enquire. If the enquiry method is by email, instead of an email address, put a link to a redorect page that acts as the goal and then on to the email address. Better - use a web form and put the goal as the thankyou page, which can be the same for all 6000 products.

2: You might try putting a hidden iframe into the page on that template, that calls up a static file called goal.htm and then use THAT as the goal call.


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Msg#: 3368985 posted 2:00 pm on Jun 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

Great, thanks for the ideas. I am experimenting and will let you know what I come up with.

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