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Reporting on Websites with Fastvue Reporter

Last Updated: Aug 11, 2015 06:07PM PDT
There are a few ways to report on specific websites using Fastvue Reporter.

To get started go to the Reports tab and click your desired report type: Overview Report, User Overview Report, or Activity Report. Try the Overview Report if you're unsure.

Next to the date pickers, there is a Filter button. Click this to open the Filters interface. Note, the Filters interface is already open when selecting Activity Reports. 

Open the Filters interface in TMG Reporter

Here we can filter a report by a specific website or by multiple websites.

There are a few different 'Site' related fields we can use for this, however the best one to use is usually Origin Domain. Origin Domain stores the result of Fastvue's Site Clean engine which groups individual web resources into the domain a person was intentionally browsing. For more information, see our Site Clean page.

To filter a report by a specific website:
  1. Click the Field drop down and select Origin Domain from the list of fields.
  2. For most common purposes, the Operator to select is 'Equal to', however you also have 'contains', 'starts with' and more.
  3. Click into the Values edit box and enter the domain of the website you want to filter. Do not include sub-domains here. For example, enter youtube.com, not www.youtube.com. You can enter multiple website domains into this edit box if required.



Click Run report to see the results! The report will be filtered just by the website(s) you have selected. 


Other Website Filter Options


Fastvue Reporter also provides some other options for reporting on various parts of a URL. Click the Field drop down and type Site to filter the list of fields to just the 'Site' related fields.
Site Fields in TMG Reporter
There are also two URL fields that can be useful for site reporting as well - URL and URL with Query.
URL Fields in TMG Reporter

When Fastvue Reporter imports the URL fields from ContentKeeper's logs, it breaks the URL into these separate fields, allowing you to filter your report on the section of the URL that you're interested in  These fields are repeated for Referrer URLs as well (e.g. Referrer Domain, Referrer URL with Query etc)

Lets use the following URL as an example:
https://www.google.com.au/search?q=meerkat

Here's how the above URL is separated into the different Site and URL fields in Fastvue Reporter:
  • Site: www.google.com
  • Site Resource: /search
  • Site Query: q=meerkat
  • Site Domain: google.com
  • Site Country: Australia
  • URL: https://www.google.com/search
  • URL with Query: https://www.google.com/search?q=meerkat


Some Filter Examples

Report on all hits to google.com:
Site Domain Equal to 'google.com'

Note that Site Domain field does not include the sub-domain of a site so, this filter will not work:
Site Domain Equal to 'www.google.com'  // Will not work

To include the sub-domain in your filter, use the Site field:
Site equal to 'www.google.com' // Works

Report on only people conducting google searches:
Site Domain Equal to 'google.com'
AND
Site Resource Equal to '/search'

Alternatively, you could use the URL field with the Contains operator
URL Contains 'google.com/search'

Report on specific search terms that people have entered into Google:
Site Domain Equal to 'google.com'
AND
Site Query Contains 'meerkat'

Report on more than one search term:
Site Domain Equal to 'google.com'
AND
Site Query Contains 'meerkat', 'singing monkeys', 'Justin Bieber'

To include non-google searches such as Bing, just remove the Site Domain filter from the above example:
Site Query Contains 'meerkat', 'singing monkeys', 'Justin Bieber'

The Site Country field resolves the top level domain (TLD) of the site, such as .us, .uk, .au into a real country name, such as United States, United Kingdom, Australia. To report on all sites ending in .au you could therefore use:
Site Country Equal to 'Australia'

Alternatively, you could use:
Site Domain Contains '.au'

Sites that simply end in .com will have the Site Country of 'Unknown'.
Site Country Equal to 'Unknown' // All .com sites and other sites that do not have a country specific TLD

With the information above, you should now have the knowledge to create an effective filter to report on exactly what you need to see.

Also checkout our related video on Reporting on YouTube Traffic. This article relates to our product TMG Reporter, but the concepts are exactly the same for any Fastvue Reporter application.

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