Can the urlref parameter be accessed via the API?
I would like to segment Users, by a page they have viewed (url) and also the page they came from (urlref). Transitions and Overlay are fine to show n/% routes from or to a page, but I am unable to see where this can become a segment, and use both url and urlref.
Is this possible, if anyone knows can they post an example?
This is possible in my other analytics tool, but I do love Piwiks and extendability and always looking to push the product further. Great work Matt and Innocraft.
Maybe I misunderstand your issue as I am not that familiar with segments, but it should be possible to create a segment depending on the referrer URL (where visitor came from).
Hi Lukas, thanks for the reply
This segment doesn’t seem to be in use for the same domain, only external referrers to the site domain.
The urlref parameter does however record for every page view, so I am wondering if urlref data recorded on the same domain is dropped or kept in the _piwik tables and accessible via the API.
Any ideas…? :)
So you want to get a segment of all user who have visited
/first_page/ and then directly went to
/second_page/? I am not sure if this is possible in Piwik. Maybe this plugin helps you. Other than that I am clueless.
Yes, that is exactly the use case. I would assume that urlref parameter values are used in the Transition and Overlay module. Not however as segments in the way I need for my analysis.
I don’t have enough data in my innocraft cloud site to prove out the UserFlow plugin and I can’t increase the sample either. Good shout though, maybe the UserFlow plugin could provide that insight, unless like Tranition/Overlay they can only take a starting url value and group low level path traffic into “Others”.
Thanks for the reply, really appreciate you taking the time