[ic] Receipt.html and URL Parameters
dan at berganconsulting.com
Wed Mar 22 09:58:21 EST 2006
Phil Dye wrote:
>A long time ago (October 2003!), Gary Norton posted this to the list;
>>Template pages so that it is available on every page. It sends the URL of
>>each page to their real-time engine.
>>This engine builds its reports based on the occurrence of particular URLS.
>>However the receipt.html shows up process.html and it is messing up their
>>stats. Process.html appears far more frequently than the Receipt page is
>>So I need to come up with a way to change the URL so that their parser
>>when somebody arrives at the receipt.html page.
>>If the receipt.html page was displayed as any other name than process.html
>>it would work.
>>I figured that the page name could stay Process.html as long as I added a
>>URL parameter such as ?finished=1 or something like that.
>. but I can't see a subsequent followup in the archives. I'm now in exactly
>the same situation, so does anyone have any suggestions how I can achieve,
>or workaround, this?
I had the same problem defining a goal in Google Analytics. The
solution I came up with was to add arg="receipt" to my checkout form action:
[area href="process" secure="1" arg="receipt"]
(the problem with this is that mv_arg=receipt will show up if the
customer has an error in the checkout form, so my statistics aren't
Then, in Google Analytics, I set my goal URL to mv_arg=receipt and I
changed the Match Type to a Regular Expression Match. That seemed to
work for me, but if anyone has a better solution, I would love to hear it.
On a related note, I would also like to do something similar so I can
track when a customer first adds a product to their shopping cart. That
way, I could track the shopping cart abandonment rate. If anyone has
any ideas on the best way to do that, I would appreciate it as well.
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