i’m not sure about informations i found in the documentation.
I have a website with matomo on it, everything is fine.
But now we would like to track visitors came on our homepage with specific url parameter. For example people can arrived on: https://example.com/
or on https://example.com/MYPARAMETER
Then, if second people visit the rest of the website, the parameter disappear from url, there is only a session variable that allows me to know the pages visited.
But on matomo i can’t see the route of the pages visited by people who arrived via the url parameter.
Do you think it’s possible with matomo ?
Do i need to put tu parameter in each URL visited ?
Can i bind my session’s variable to matomo ?
Hello Alex, the problem sounds not simple. questions:
In the most cases (modern) CMS websites have different URLs for different pages. The URL is used to detect which content is to be delivered over the virtual folder name. example.com = Startpage example.com/about = About us page example.com/imp = Imprint
Default, matomo track about and imp and displayed it in the statistiks. The startpage is displayed as /index. In the statistik “Page Title”, not this virtual folder name is displayed, but the HTML <title>.
Question: How is your website structured?
When you have a example.com/MYPARAMETER, the MYPARAMETER is displayed in matomo. Is it the same in your matomo?
Another idea: You will track users special, that comes in over the example.com/MYPARAMETER?
Special tracking of this user is possible with visitor id / user id.
Display the stats over this user is possible with segmentation.
Create a segment:
Click the button “All visits” above.
Click the green button “Add new segment”.
“Behavior” → Entry Page URL.
Click “TEST” or “Save & APPLY”.
By “Save & APPLY” you see in the dashboard only the visits from this users. You can change it to “Visit all” over the same named button.