Creating Profile-Level Filters

You create profile-level filters using the Web Analysis options in Webtrends Analytics 9. You can then apply them to individual profiles using the Advanced profile settings, or make them global to ensure they are applied to all the profiles you create.

For example, you may find it useful to exclude all traffic from internal domains from your reports by creating an internal address filter and making it global.

When you create a profile-level filter, you can combine multiple filter criteria in a single filter that includes only data meeting all the criteria you specify. For example, suppose you want to isolate traffic from government domains on Thursdays. Creating a single hit filter that specifies address=.gov and day of week=Thursday allows you to include or exclude only traffic that both occurs on Thursday AND originates from the .gov domain. On the other hand, if you create two separate hit filters, one specifying .gov addresses and one specifying traffic occurring on Thursday, and apply both of them to the same profile, Webtrends includes or excludes all traffic that occurs on Thursday OR originates from the .gov domain.

Note: Keep in mind that profile-level visit filters match only the first hit in a visit, unlike custom report filters, which check all the hits.

The following table shows where to configure and apply profile-level filters in Webtrends Analytics 9.

Action

Path

Create or modify a profile-level hit or visit filter

  • Web Analysis > Options > Hit Filters
  • Web Analysis > Options > Visit Filters

Assign profile-level filters to a profile

  1. Web Analysis > Reports & Profiles (to edit a profile)
  2. Advanced
  3. Hit Filters or Visit Filters