Web tracking

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Configure how Genesys Predictive Engagement tracks your visitors as they move through your website.

About web messaging

Web messaging: Feature coming soon
If you are a Genesys Cloud customer, web messaging replaces web chat. To start tracking, configure Messenger and then use the Messenger JavaScript SDK to configure how you want to track web events.

Configure web tracking

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  1. In Admin in Genesys Cloud, open the Web Tracking page.
  2. Specify the allowed domains.
    Tip
    Initially, configure only the allowed domains. Then use Live Now to verify that Genesys Predictive Engagement is tracking events. After basic tracking works, configure the rest of the web tracking settings.
  3. Specify any excluded IP addresses.
  4. Specify the short ID length.
  5. Specify any URL query parameters that Genesys Predictive Engagement should ignore.
  6. Indicate whether Genesys Predictive Engagement should keep URL fragments.
  7. Specify any site search settings.
  8. Save your changes.

Allowed domains

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Identify the website domains that you want to accept web traffic from.

Important
  • Include only domain and sub-domain labels. Do not include additional /paths after the domain.
  • Genesys Predictive Engagement validates your domain entries and, if any are incorrect, displays an error message.
  • NEW: This list of allowed domains should match the list of allowed domains for the widget.

Exclude IP addresses

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You can designate IP addresses for which Genesys Predictive Engagement should not generate web events. For example, when you don't want to track visits from internal users.

Important
  • This feature works in addition to whatever blocking your corporate IT department does to block external traffic from competitors, robo-spammers, and so on.
  • You can add up to 10 IP filters.
  • If you are not sure what IP addresses to exclude, check with your network administrator and watch incoming traffic on your website logs.
  • IP filtering works only when Genesys Predictive Engagement processes web beacons. Therefore, you cannot use this setting to block Genesys Predictive Engagement's tracking of custom events.

To block an IP address, add it to the list of IP addresses to exclude.

IP filter: Specify either a single IP address or use CIDR notation to specify a range of IP addresses.

  • Genesys Predictive Engagement supports both IPv4 and IPv6 protocols. For IPv6, Genesys Predictive Engagement supports the shorthand and expanded version.
  • IP examples

Reference name for the IP filter: Specify a recognizable name for the IP address.

Tip
To see the implied CIDR range of the IP address that you provided, rest your mouse on it.

IP examples

Valid IP addresses (IPv4)

Valid IPv4 CIDR input follows the format: <A valid IPv4 address>/<A number from 0-32>.

Good examples Bad examples
  • 10.10.10.10/8
  • 10.10.10.10/16
  • 10.10.10.10/24
  • 10.10.10.10/32
  • 10.10.10.10/33 (the max for IPv4 is /32)
  • 10.10.10.10/-1 (cannot be a negative number)
  • 10.10.10.10/.10 (must be a whole number)
  • 10.10.10.10/& (no special characters allowed)
  • 10.10.10.10/8/16 (only 1 slash allowed)

Valid IP addresses (IPv6)

Valid IPv6 CIDR input follows the format: <A valid IPv6 address>/<A number from 0-128>.

Good examples Bad examples
  •  ::1/32
  •  ::1/64
  •  ::1/128
  •  ::1/129 (the max for IPv6 is /128)
  •  ::1/-1 (cannot be a negative number)
  •  ::1/.10 (must be a whole number)
  •  ::1/& (no special characters allowed)
  •  ::1/128/64 (only 1 slash allowed)

Short ID length

Genesys Predictive Engagement assigns each visit a unique number based on a lengthy, automatically-generated ID. In the Short ID box, specify the number of digits for Genesys Predictive Engagement to use for each visit ID.

Choose a short ID length that is long enough to be unique among all visitors that are active on your website currently. The more traffic your site gets, the longer your short ID should be. For example, if you always have less than 10,000 visitors at any time, a short ID length of 4 will suffice. If you could have more than 100,000 visitors at any one time, choose a short ID length of 6.

Important
You can increase the length of the short ID at any time. Your changes take effect immediately.

Exclude URL query parameters

Specify any URL Query Parameters for Genesys Predictive Engagement to ignore. URL query parameters appear near the end of URLs. They can lead to overly-specific tracking data. They also have the potential to expose personally identifiable information, which violates GDPR.

Keep URL fragments

You can configure whether Genesys Predictive Engagement uses URL fragments to identify web pages.

URL fragments appear after a URL. For example, in "predictive-engagement.com#pagename", #pagename is a URL fragment.

While URL fragments can identify specific webpages, they also have the potential to expose personally identifiable information, which violates GDPR. They can also result in an excess amount of tracking data.

Important
Unless you want to track the URL fragments, do not enable this option.

Site search settings

Each time a user searches your site, the URL for your webpage changes. Since Genesys Predictive Engagement tracks URL changes, the information about each user's specific searches can appear as part of the customer's journey data. You can see this information in Live Now under Searches performed. Your agents have a similar view.

To configure, in the Site search settings box type the URL parameter for search terms on your website. For example, suppose that when a customer searches for "Sale," the string, “?term=Sale#search” appends to the end of your URL. In this case, type term in the Site search settings box.
Tip
If you do not know your URL parameter for search terms, try searching for something on your website. Then note what appears when the URL changes.