Identifying Content Groups Using Webtrends Query Parameters

If you use Webtrends Analytics 9 or SmartSource Data Collector, you can configure content groups automatically using Webtrends query parameters.

  1. Configure your web site to pass the WT.cg_n query parameter in the query string when a visitor visits a content group. The query parameter value identifies which content group(s) the page belongs to. For example, WT.cg_n=corporate.
  2. If you want to track sub-content groups, configure your web site to pass the WT.cg_s query parameter in the query string when a visitor visits a sub-content group, such as WT.cg_s=pressreleases.
  3. Enable content group unique visitor tracking in individual profiles:
    1. In the left pane, click Administration > Web Analysis > Reports & Profiles.
    2. Mouse over the profile and click Edit on the Action menu.
    3. Click Analysis > Visitor History and select the Content Group Unique Visitor Tracking check box.
  4. If you are not using the Complete View template, make sure the Content Groups and Content Sub-Groups report is enabled in your template:
    1. In the left pane, click Web Analysis > Report Designer > Templates and edit the template for each profile.
    2. Click Content to make sure that the Content Groups, Content Groups and Sub-Groups, and Content Group Duration reports are included in the template. If they are not, click Add Report and select these folders under Site Design > Pages & Files.