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Google analytics goal setting - problems with URL

how to set the goal if the url varies each time?

     
6:59 pm on Sep 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I am an owner, yet not the webmaster of an ecommerce site. I have been tracking goals for some time until recently, when my webmaster altered the system somehow and I am unable to figure out my conversions since. Each time someone clicks on the order button, the thank you page is loaded, but the url changes with each particular load, consisting of the order number: e.g. "jsp?page=cartord&id=390". Is there a way of adjusting goal settings to read only the "jsp?page=cartord&id=" as a valid conversion? Is there no other way than to dig into the source? I ventured to the help section google provides but the common expressions with all the slashes etc. are all greek to me. Can anyone explain pls?
9:09 pm on Sept 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Anybody?
4:14 pm on Sept 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

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If you want to pick out specific parts of a URL for your goal/funnel steps then you will need to do some regular expression matching.
At the bottom of the page where you specify your goals, you have the facility to change the URL match from exact, to header to regular expression match.
If for example your URL was in the form www.domain.com/page.jsp?page=cartord&id=390

you would need to have a REM like:

\.jsp\?page=cartord&id=390

But I suppose it would just be easier to have:

page=cartord&id=390

 

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