Web Analytics Enabler - Coremetrics (production ready)

What does it bring?

SDL Tridion and Coremetrics created a limited integration between the SDL Tridion content management system (from R5.3) and Coremetrics. This integration allows SDL Tridion users to enable Web Analytics on their web pages with a simple drag & drop action. Coremetrics measures the behavior of the visitors on your website and gives you the ability to create reports.


Supported tags

Page View and Search measuring
The Page View tag is used to capture clickstream data throughout the site. A Page View tag tells Coremetrics that someone has viewed the page indicated by the Page ID. The Page View tag also captures data related to onsite searches.

Error measuring
The Error tag captures views of system error pages within your site. The Error tag should only be used for system error pages, such as 404 or 500 pages, and not for user error pages that users might see because they didn�t fill in all required fields.

Webforms measuring
The WebForms tag is used for tracking conversion events. The populated values are used for the Conversion Event Reports.

How does it work?

To enable your website for measuring the behavior of your visitors, you have to add measuring code to your web pages. Use the Template Builder to build your template and add the code by simply drag & drop a pre-installed (measuring) Template Building Block.

The manual that is included in the download package, describes what you need to do to implement the eXtension for Coremetrics.

Making it production ready

Add a function call to cmSetProduction so that the package can be used in production environment. See csfile 'Measuring Pageview.revised.cs'.

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eXtension versions

  • This eXtension up to version 3.0 is contributed by Ylja Stunnenberg, ASR

  • Version 4.0 that includes 'Making it production ready' is contributed by Thayabaran Nagendran and Yenwen Wang, Union Bank

By using, copying, distributing, modifying or creating derivatives of this software or any extensions thereof, you accept all the license terms and conditions as set out below under �License agreement�. 

This extension is created for version R5.3 but is valid, working and tested on SDL Tridion 2009 and 2011. 


Developer
Company
:    Union Bank
License agreement
Tags
:    web analytics,  statistics,  extension
Version
:   4.0
Source
:   Yes

About the Author
Thayabaran Nagendran
Systems Specialist

Union Bank
About the Author
Ylja Stunnenberg
Business Development Consultant

ASR Nederland

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