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Wish get help for Set up the Goal Funnel Problem -Thanks

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Hi, i met a problem when i set up the Goal Funnel. Wish i can get help from here.Thanks in advance. Here is my funnel url lists

Destination   http://www.mywebsite.com/thanks.asp  (which comes with order id like mywebsite.com/thanks=20150631)

 

here is the Goal screen shot with home page not required

homepage no require.jpg

Following is the report

homepage no require report.jpg

 

The following Picture is the report with the home required and other conditions are the same in the funnel.

 

with homepage2.jpg

 

So i used Regular Expression to make this Goal Funnel, but i had problem with the first step funnel. I used mywebsite\.com$ or http://www.mywebsite.com and / to express homepage. This three have problems. It could not get any visitors for first step. Is there any suggestion?

 

 

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Jacky,

no, just look at your ordinary page report how your homepage is appearing there. If it's

/

then, as I stated above, you have to use

^/$

in the regular expression within goal definition. Otherwise, with '/' everything is counted because every page on your site presumably contains a '/'.

Christoph

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Hi Jackie,

 

  • You don't need .* at the beginning or at the end of regular expressions
  • You have to specify your homepage as it appears in your page report – usually it's '/'. As regular expression, meaning that page only, you have to use ^/$. That means beginning - slash - end.
  • Regex for your thank-you page would be
       ^/thanks\.asp$      for /thanks.asp

   and

 

   ^/thanks=      for pages like /thanks=20150631

 

Christoph

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Hi Christoph, thanks for your answer.  Now i specified my homepage as '/' in my Google Organic View  and the Funnel Goal is normal now.

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Then i change my whole website funnel settings to the one in my Google Organic view below

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It is strange that it has statistics for goal, but no data in the all funnel steps in following picture.

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What is the problem?  Thanks in advance.

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Jacky,

no, just look at your ordinary page report how your homepage is appearing there. If it's

/

then, as I stated above, you have to use

^/$

in the regular expression within goal definition. Otherwise, with '/' everything is counted because every page on your site presumably contains a '/'.

Christoph

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Hi Christoph,

Thanks for your patient answer. I have changed the first step . This time it is right?

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all is ok now. Thanks Christoph.

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Glad to hear!