Configuring Path Analysis

Configure path analyses in the Web Analysis, Report Configuration, Path Analysis dialog.

  1. In the left pane, click Administration > Web Analysis > Report Configuration > Path Analysis.
  2. Click New.
  3. In the Name text box, type the name you want to identify the definition in Webtrends Analytics 9.
  4. In the Report Title text box, type the name that identifies this Path Analysis definition in the report Table of Contents.
  5. In the Page to Track text box, type the directory and file name of the page you want to track, for example /search/results.asp.
  6. If you want to report on the paths visitors used to reach the specified page, specify the number of pages to track in the To This Item text box.
  7. If you want to report on the paths visitors took after the viewed the specified page, specify the number of pages to track in the From This Item text box.
  8. Click Save to finish.
  9. If you did not select Global: Include in all profiles to apply this definition to all profiles, edit your profile and enable your path analysis definition to include it in reports.
    1. In the left pane, click Administration > Web Analysis > Reports & Profiles.
    2. Mouse over a profile and click Edit on the Action menu.
    3. Click Advanced > Path Analysis.
    4. Select the Path Analysis definition to apply to the selected profile.
    5. Click Save.
  10. If you are not using the Complete View template, ensure that the Paths Forward reports folder (for reports tracking traffic to the page) or the Paths Reverse reports folder (for reports tracking traffic from the page) has been added to your report template. To quickly add these folders to your template, from the Content dialog of the template settings, click Add Report and select the Auto-Populated Folder Library.
  11. After the next analysis cycle for the profile, you can view the results in your reports. In the default Complete View template, Path Analysis reports are located in the Site Design > Path Analysis, Site Design > Paths, Forward, and Site Design > Paths,Reverse report folders.