June 9, 2015 · Connecto Feature

Understanding Page/ URL Targeting in Connecto

You can apply suitable targeting rules in Connecto’s admin panel to show widgets precisely when the user is most engaged. This can be done on the Targeting Screen that appears in the third step while creating a notification.

As you can see in the screenshot above, targeting has been divided into three sub sets:

Page Targeting OR URL Targeting

It is done to show the notification on desired page/pages. You can apply rules to show the notification on all pages, on pages with specific patterns, on specific pages with specific URLs etc. Likewise, you can also decide to not show the widgets on some pages or URLs.

For user - convenience, page targeting is further split into five sub sets:

Among these, some pages and advanced URL targeting need to be explained thouroughly. So here we go!

Some Pages Targeting

Let us understand this with some examples.

To check whether the notification will reflect on the desired page, you can simply use the feature given at the bottom of the screen.

Note: While writing the URL of a page, you only have to write the part of URL after http://www.yourwebsite.com/.

Now the widget will appear on all the blogs.

Advanced URL Targeting

This is the advanced section where you can create any combination of rules using AND/ OR conditions and set up complicated rules to meet your requirements.

Before going through examples, let us understand what the choices in the dropdown mean:

1. Contains: Used when you want to show the notification on all the pages containing a specific word in their URL. This is similar to “URLs which contain these patterns” targeting under Some Pages section. Example: In Connecto, all our blog pages contain the word "blog" in their URLs. If I have to show a notification on all blog pages, I will target it as: Contains: blog

2. Does not contain: Is exactly opposite to contains

3. Starts With: Used when you want to show notification only on a specific URLs. This is similar to “Show this notification on these URLs” targeting under Some Pages section. Example: If you want to show a notification on this page http://www.connecto.io/connecto/howitworks/ , targeting will be:
Starts With: connecto/howitworks
If you leave it blank i.e Starts With: ------ notification will appear on all pages

4. Does Not Start With: Is exactly opposite to Starts With

5. Is Exactly: Used when you want to show the notification on a page with exactly same URL Example: If I have to show a specific pop up on Connecto’s blog on dynamic variable, i will target it as:
Is Exactly: blog/dynamic-variables-customize-your-notification-by-dynamic-content/

6. Is Not: Is exactly opposite to Is Exactly.

  • When you add more than one conditions in targeting using AND, the notification will be displayed only when all of those conditions are true.
  • When you add more than one condition in targeting using OR, the notification will be displayed when any one of those is true.

Let us see a few examples to understand how this advanced targeting works.

Hope this was helpful!

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