Creating an Advanced SmartView Profile

With Advanced SmartView, you can add segmentation data to your SmartView reports. Advanced SmartView is an Add-On feature for Webtrends Analytics 9.

  1. In the left pane, click Administration > Web Analysis > Reports & Profiles.
  2. Click New.
  3. In the Profile Name text box, type a unique name to identify the profile.
  4. In the Domain text box, type the URL of your website.
  5. Select the Advanced profile options check box.
  6. If you are using the software version of Webtrends, select Web Server as the content to be analyzed.
  7. Select Advanced SmartView as the type and click Next.
  8. Continue to follow the steps in the New Profile wizard.
  9. When you get to the SmartView dialog, specify the domain of your website. Typically, you specify the same domain you specified in the Home dialog. If your site includes more than one subdomain, specify the domain name that encompasses them. For example, yahoo.com is a domain name, while mail.yahoo.com is a subdomain.

    As a best practice, select Use the following domain(s) and type the domains in the text box provided, such as mysite.com. Separate multiple sites with a space and click Next.

  10. In URL Rebuilding, select your URL Rebuilding definition that identifies the unique pages on your website.
  11. In Session Tracking, make sure the tracking method selected for this profile includes one or more of the alternate methods, (Auth, URL, Param, or Cookie). SmartView requires a method other than the IP Address and agent combination to track routes through your site. This data is needed for the Single Level Paths report in the Pages dialog.
  12. Continue to follow the steps in the profile wizard. When the Summary dialog is displayed, click Additional Settings.
  13. Click Reports > Report Periods. As a best practice, configure the Report Periods and Storage settings for one of the following period sets:
    • Daily
    • Daily and Weekly
    • Daily and Monthly.
  14. Click Administration > Profile Access and make sure users who need this profile are listed and that you give them at least View profile and View Report rights.
  15. Click Save. After Webtrends analyzes the profile, you can view your reports in SmartView.