Setting up Goals provides you with the option to measure your site's performance.  It also enables you to see if you have achieved all that you set to accomplish. For example, you can set a download page as your goal. The tool will provide you with exactly the number of users that achieved this goal, and the path they have taken through your website to achieve it. In the Reports section, you can create a report that includes informative Goal conversion funnels, tables, charts and summary widgets. The Goals section is accessible from the Settings window or navigation pane, simply click Goals and you will be presented with a page showing all Goals you have setup.

Goals Main Window



How to Create a New Goal

  1. From either the Settings navigation pane or main window, click Goals.
  2. In the Goals section click Add from the bottom left hand corner.
  3. In the Add Goal dialog, enter the following details:

    Goal Name - Choose a name that describes your goal
    Goal URL - The page users have to reach to achieve the goal. A download page, checkout cart or subscription page are popular examples.
    Goal Value - Enter a number that represents your value for achieving this goal. This is unrelated to Visitor Scoring.
    Status - Choose between Active and Inactive. When the Goal is inactive, the Goal event data will not be collected. although page views will be collected by the Tracking Agent.
    Step <#> - Enter up to 8 URLs which will be the navigation path leading to the Goal URL.

    Add Goal Dialog

  4.  Click Save and the Goal will be added to Goals list. You can click on each of your Goals from the Goals main window and edit them at later point in time using the same dialog window.

Goal Reports

CardioLog Analytics includes several popular Goal Report Widgets you can access when creating or editing a Report.
Goal Report Widgets
One of the key Goal Reports Widgets is the Goal Funnel which shows the specific path users took to reach the Goal URL. Use this widget to see the number and percentage of visitors who continued on to the next step and how they arrived to the URLs in the funnel. You can also see where they went if they abandoned the process and which pages they left.
Note: You are able to choose whether the Goal Funnel report requires all steps that were set when creating the Goal. That can be done by editing your Report in the Report Center, clicking Report Action, under the Advanced tab and selecting Require First Step.
Goal Funnel Report

Using Goals as Report Filters

The Goals that are designed and active in the Goals section can also be used as report filters. Filters can be applied to individual widgets, including the ability to apply different Goals to different Widgets in the same Report.
The following steps describe how to add a Goal filter to a report:
  1. Find the report you want to edit in the Navigation Pane under Report Center.
  2. Open the report in Edit Mode by clicking on the report and choosing Edit from the contextual menu.
  3. Click the Settings gear in the top right corner of any widget you would like to edit and select Edit
  4. In the Filter section, select Customize from the drop-down menu next to Visitor Segments.
  5. Under User Behavior select the Goal you wish to use as a filter.
  6. Click OK to return to the Widget editor.
  7. Click Preview to see a live preview of your widget with the current settings.
  8. Click Save to confirm your settings and return to your Report.

Select Visitor Segments Dialog
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