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GA Funnel Visualization Issue

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Hi All,

 

I'm in real need to fix this ASAP. Can someone help me in fixing my GA Funnel visualization Issue. 

 

My Goal URL “/tc/flight-insurance/confirmation“ is set up to “begins with”

  

and these are my funnel steps for goal

 

Step 1 - /tc/flight-insurance

Step 2 - /tc/flight-insurance/quote

Step 3 - /tc/flight-insurance/user-details

Goal URL - /tc/flight-insurance/confirmation

 

When I initially setup my funnel without any regular expression as in below screenshot my funnel visualization was not making sense 

 

Screenshot 1 : Initial funnel setup

https://goo.gl/T97jUH

 

Screenshot 2 : Initial funnel visualization

https://goo.gl/16J898

 

I understood that my url structure is not supporting usual funnel setup and I changed my step 1 to have a regular expression "(^\/tc\/flight-insurance$)|(^\/tc\/flight-insurance(?=(\/\?|\?|#)))" as in below screen shot, visualization is better now but my step 1 is blank. 

 

Screenshot 3 : Current funnel setup

https://goo.gl/fJyPFZ

 

Screenshot 4 : Current funnel visualization

https://goo.gl/xbbA5I 

 

The regular expression that I am using now seems to work fine when I test it on regular expression testing tools but this does't seem to work on GA.

 

Thank you,

Rohit

 

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September 2015

Re: GA Funnel Visualization Issue

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Hi Rohit,

 

if you want to use regular expression in funnel steps you must change "Begins with" option to "Regular expression" for Destination because:

"The match type you select for the Destination also applies to any URL in the Funnel section."

 

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1116091?hl=en#funnels

Re: GA Funnel Visualization Issue

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Thank you Tomasz. I will test this today, can you please check if their are any other flaws in my setup

Re: GA Funnel Visualization Issue

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I'm not an expert in regular expression and I don't know how all your urls could look like.
But my advice is make a change and test it.

Re: GA Funnel Visualization Issue

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Thank you Tomasz, this worked!

GA Funnel Visualization Issue

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# 6
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Hi,

 

Is it required to mention the start(^) and end of the regular expression ($) in the funnel setup, if we have selected destination match type as Regular expression?

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# 7
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It's not required. In most cases you can define a goal without ^ and $.

But in some scenarios it's needed to distinguish some similar paths.

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Hi Tomasz,

 

Thanks for your prompt response, do analytics capture Virtual Pageviews and display that in funnel visualization?

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Virtual pageviews are treated the same way as standard pageviews - there are no difference between them im GA. The only difference is the way you are sending them on the website. 

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# 10
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Hi Tomasz.

 

Do we need to do anything special to capture virtual pageviews on analytics?