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Get in to one variant by session

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# 1
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Hi,

 

I'm testing an different layout of our categorypage, but when I target on pageload it is possible to change from variant 1 to variant 2 in changing to a 2nd page of the category. Is it possible to put an session in to a variant, so if someone comes to my site he should be assigned to be variant 1 or variant 2. And stays there the whole session.

 

I would love to hear your options

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Get in to one variant by session

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# 2
Google Employee

Hi,

 

I am not sure that I understood completely what you mean, but the behavior that you describe sounds exactly the same with what happens: you may create 2 variants and when a visitor arrives on the site will be assigned randomly to one of them.

For that time on (for that session and any future sessions until the experiment ends) that visitor will keep seeing the same variant. 

Get in to one variant by session

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What happens right now is, for example the visitor see at page 1(https://www.reisartikelen.nl/koffers/trolley-koffers) variant 1, but when they get to page 2(https://www.reisartikelen.nl/koffers/trolley-koffers?p=2) they will see the original site, so variant 1 will not show anymore. 

Get in to one variant by session

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# 4
Google Employee

You can control were the experiment runs using the experiment targeting (targeting tab).

 

If the rule now is "URL equals https://www.reisartikelen.nl/koffers/trolley-koffers" then you are right, it will not work on the second page.

 

If you change it to "URL matches  https://www.reisartikelen.nl/koffers/trolley-koffers" then it should work on both cases since "matches" will ignore query parameters.

 

You can do more advanced things like "URL starts with  https://www.reisartikelen.nl/koffers" and of course use any other more advanced targeting rules.