When measuring website engagement for your company’s products, you would want to limit the campaign reporting data to only include activity on your product pages. For example, you would want to exclude activity on your careers page from your reported campaign metrics.
The inclusion/exclusion page filters allow you to focus on campaign insights from particular domains or sections of your website. You enter a URL string or group of URLs, such as a descriptor or top-level domain used in all the URLs that you want to exclude or include in your reported campaign data. You can save any of your filter configurations for reuse later.
Important: If you use an inclusion filter, the data reported on the Advertising dashboard includes only the metrics from pages that have URL strings matching your filter criteria.
Tip: You can use inclusion filters to exclude data from pages of no concern to your campaign analysis. Let’s say you’re an employee of Acme Corporation, which has five business units with different product lines. You manage an ad campaign for the business unit that sells bells. The other four business units sell whistles, alarms, and other things that aren’t bells. All of the pages that have bell in the URL are relevant to your campaign analysis. By setting the inclusion filter to Contains bell, you have a filter that excludes data from other pages.
You must have access to the Demandbase Advertising.
- From the left navigation bar, go to Advertising and click More in the upper right corner of the Advertising dashboard.
- Click the Inclusion Pages or Exclusion Pages toggle.
- Click the first drop-down list to select the operator that applies to the position of the URL string in your filter: Contains, Begins With, or Ends With.
- Enter part or all of the URL string or strings that you want to include or exclude from campaign reporting in the second field.
- (Optional) To use more than one parameter in the filter, click + Add more.
- (Optional) To save the filter that you've defined:
a. Click Save filter. (Save filter is enabled after you’ve chosen at least one operator and one URL string for it.)
b. Enter a name for the filter.
c. Click Save & Apply.
- If you didn't save the filter, click Apply Filter.
After you apply the filter, the Campaigns dashboard of Advertising only reports on account activity on the web pages with URLs that match the filter criteria. When a filter is applied to the dashboard, a number appears in the More button.
If you saved the filter, the name of it appears in the Saved filters drop-down list on top of the Campaigns dashboard. The filter remains in the drop-down list for easy access so that you or your colleagues don’t need to redo the steps of creating the filter.
To remove saved filters applied to the Campaigns dashboard, do the following:
- Click More in the upper right corner of the Advertising dashboard.
- Hover over the number by the Inclusion/Exclusion line until the number changes to the word Clear.
- Click Clear.
- Click Apply Filter.
The filter is removed. If you saved the filter, it remains in the Saved filters drop-down list. You can delete the filter by hovering over the filter name in the drop-down list and clicking the delete icon .