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Track Plug-ins Across Browsers Using Omniture SiteCatalyst

If you’ve spent any amount of time using SiteCatalyst, you’ve probably run across the Netscape Plug-ins report. This is a nice report to see what browser plug-ins your visitors have installed, however (as you can probably tell from the name of the report), this report does not include visitors running IE, which probably makes up a good bulk of your traffic. Knowing all the plug-ins a visitor has installed
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Omniture: Capture Download Link Text (code by @ad0815)

Recently I had a client request to capture the link text associated with PDF downloads from their site. I scratched my head for awhile and finally decided the best option was to ask the Twitter community for help. My good buddy Andreas came to the rescue. The Goal Capture ‘The Dude – A Complete Biography’, from the link below, into a custom conversion variable. <a href="site.com/the_dude.pdf
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Query Parameter Fun

Nine times out of ten if I’m pulling a parameter out of the query string, it has something to do with campaign tracking. s.campaign = s.getQueryParam('cid'); However, when automating your measurement implementation, there is often a wealth of information that can be pulled from the query string. If you are making use of the Omniture ‘getQueryParam’ plugin, remember (I had forgotten) that the plugin
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Omniture Report Suite Copy Checklist

The following item(s) should be evaluated: ▢ Internal Filters. Although Internal Filters are copied when using the ‘duplicate an existing report suite’ feature, Internal Filters will most likely need to be updated to reflect the new site URL(s). Contact Omniture Support: ▢ Date Warehouse ▢ GeoSegmentation ▢ VISTA Rules ▢ Discover ▢ IP Exclusions ▢ Visit/Visitor availability in Campaign, Products, Custom T
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Omniture Image Request Length

Last week I saw several Tweets about the best way to determine the Omniture Image Request length. I’m not sure this is the “best way”, but this is a simple bookmark that I created to return the size of the request being sent to Omniture. javascript:alert(eval('s_i_'+s.visitorNamespace+'.src.length')); NOTE: This code only works for ‘H Code’ using the standard ‘S Object’. The
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Guest Blogger: Dan Roden

Web Analytic Strategy: Moving Forward with First Downs Having been in the WA space for seven years now, both on the vendor side with Omniture and now on the client side managing a web analytics group, I have seen a broad spectrum of business requirements, implementations, reporting needs and analysis. I remember working with a major retailer and their massive pre-implementation documentation that outlined seemingly e
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Integrating Visual Website Optimizer with Omniture SiteCatalyst

If you haven’t heard of Visual Website Optimizer then I suggest you go check them out now. Do it. Go! Check them out, then come back and read the rest of this post. Visual Website Optimizer (VWO), currently in beta, is poised to be a real player in the optimization space. Their elegant design and drop-dead simple approach to designing, launching, and monitoring tests is just sexy, I don’t know how else to
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Unlocking the Hidden Potential of Online Data

I was honored to participate in a webinar with Ian Michiels from the Aberdeen Group. Ian and I presented on digging deep below the surface to reveal hidden “gems” or opportunities to increase online conversions. For more information on Omniture’s webinar series and to view additional webinars, please visit Omniture.com
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WANTED: Additional Measurment Variables

Site measurement variables wanted! Would love to find gently used, in good condition site measurement conversion variables. If you have any that fit this description, please contact me with your asking price. Five years ago, I remember sitting around a conference room, laughing at the thought that anyone would ever need more than 20 custom conversion variables. Oh, how wrong I was. Today, with one of my Omniture impl
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Validating Page Tags with HttpFox

Whether you are validating the deployment of a new measurement solution, testing enhanced page tracking, or debugging an issue with your site, having quick access to the data your site measurement tool is collecting is a must. I have used debugger tools provided by the web analytics vendors, I have used network analyzers like Charles, Ethereal, and Wireshark and tools built specifically for web analytics like WASP. H
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