Exercise on selecting appropriate filters - Exercise

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Exercise on selecting appropriate filters - Exercise

Exercise on selecting appropriate filters

Duration: 30 to 45 minutes.

Please choose which filter you would apply in the following scenarios and create the same in your individual profiles:

You would only like to segment data related to a particular geographical location, such as excluding all traffic from the Asia Pacific Region in a separate profile.

Solution:

  1. Select an appropriate account from the Analytics Settings page such as RemoteCourse.
  2. Click on the Filter Manager tab and then select Add Filter.
  3. Provide the filter name such as Asia Pacific Region.
  4. Select the settings as shown in the following screenshot.Custom Filter
  5. Add the profile that you would like the filter to act on.
  6. Click Save Changes.

Once the filter is processed you can see the Asia Pacific region listed in the User Defined reports.

You would like to eliminate users coming from the Yahoo! search engine.

Solution:

  1. Select an appropriate account from the Analytics Settings Page such as RemoteCourse.
  2. Click on the Filter Manager tab and then select Add Filter.
  3. Provide the filter name, such as Yahoo Exclude.
  4. Select the settings as shown in the following screenshot.Custom Filter
  5. Add the profile that you will like the filter to act on.
  6. Click Save Changes.
Instead of showing a meaningless product URL in all your reports, you would like to see a product name associated with that URL. Create a filter that accomplishes this task.

Solution:

  1. Select an appropriate account from the Analytics Settings page such as RemoteCourse.
  2. Click on the Filter Manager tab and then select Add Filter.
  3. Provide the filter name such as Seach and Replace.
  4. Select the settings as shown in the following screenshot.Custom Filter
  5. Add the profile that you will like the filter to act on.
  6. Click Save Changes.
  • You would like to include all new visitors in a separate profile so they can be studied in greater detail. Apply the appropriate filter(s) to accomplish this task.

    Solution:

    Separating New Visitors.

    1. Select an appropriate account from the Analytics Settings page such as RemoteCourse.
    2. Click on the Filter Manager tab and then select Add Filter.
    3. Provide the filter name such as Only New Visitors
    4. Select the settings as shown in the following screenshot.Custom Filter
    5. Add the profile that you will like the filter to act on.
    6. Click Save Changes.
  • Apply filters to collect data pertaining to a sub-directory in a separate profile.

    Solution:

    Include data from Sub-directory.

    Solution:

    1. Select an appropriate account from the Analytics Settings page such as RemoteCourse.
    2. Click on the Filter Manager tab and then select Add Filter.
    3. Provide the filter name such as Onsite Courses Only
    4. Select the settings as shown in the following screenshot.Custom Filter
    5. Add the profile that you will like the filter to act on.
    6. Click Save Changes.
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