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What's the best way to create a segment that picks sessions that didn't perform an internal search?

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Hi all,

 

Google Analytics' pre-defined 'Performed Site Search' segment is defined with 'Search Term: does not match regex ""^$|^\(not set\)$". I want to create the opposite segment, picking sessions that didn't perform a site search.

 

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I have tried two things, saying 'Search Term: matches regex "^$|^\(not set\)$" and creating a segment that says 'Site Search Status' exactly matches 'Visits Without Site Search' but when I look at my created segments, one and the other, together with the pre-defined 'Performed Site Search' the percentages don't add up to 100%

 

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Can anyone provide advice on this, please?

 

Thanks very much, A.

 

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Hi :-)

You can copy the pre-defined 'Performed Site Search' segment and change it from Include those user to Exclude those users from the segment that performed a site search instead

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Hi :-)

You can copy the pre-defined 'Performed Site Search' segment and change it from Include those user to Exclude those users from the segment that performed a site search instead

 add-segment.jpg

 

add-segment02.jpg

 

 

add-segment03.jpg

 

 

 

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What's the best way to create a segment that picks sessions that didn't perform an internal search?

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Great- so silly of me, I complicated my life. thanks very much!