Todd Belcher
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Hello! I've added a NetInsight G+ Community, as I'd like to take advantage of Hangouts at some point in the near future to get some NetInsight users together. It's not that I feel we need another…Continue

Started Feb 13, 2014

Add handling for visits referred by Google with no search query provided
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Hello!!I thought this might be helpful for some who are struggling with "not provided" and NetInsight. Please know that there are multiple steps that can be taken to mitigate against the issue, and I…Continue

Tags: provided, not, search, google, ntpagetag.js

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ali Wheatley May 1, 2014.

 

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Todd Belcher replied to Swathi Bhat's discussion NetInsight API question
"Hello Swathi! It sounds like there may be a timeout built into the script in use, or a default timeout is set that could be overridden by the script in use. The NetInsight API definitely should allow reports to run for more than 2 minutes. If you…"
May 9, 2014
Ali Wheatley replied to Todd Belcher's discussion Add handling for visits referred by Google with no search query provided
"Hi Todd I’m responding on your post re the UDP solution for the Google Keywords not provided. We are using SQL Server and after trying this suggested solution the Netinsight application returned an error [Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server…"
May 1, 2014
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NetInsight G+ Community

Hello! I've added a NetInsight G+ Community, as I'd like to take advantage of Hangouts at some point in the near future to get some NetInsight users together. It's not that I feel we need another community, but I would definitely like to try some stuff in real time this year before we all find new software :). https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/108971433141882532734See More
Feb 13, 2014
Todd Belcher replied to Mike Cottingham's discussion NetInsight Social Media Plugin?
"Just in case, it would be worth making sure there is no sanctioned plug in any longer. At the least, it lets folks at IBM know that we're out here. Got it! Yes, link tagging was last years project for me, and now that each piece of content that…"
Jan 27, 2014
Todd Belcher replied to Mike Cottingham's discussion NetInsight Social Media Plugin?
"Hello Mike! Unless something has changed (I'm not the most up to date person, having not seen NI9 for example), I would not worry about checking into the NetInsight official plug in, and would instead start with your own needs. I can't say…"
Jan 27, 2014
Elizabeth Brady replied to Todd Belcher's discussion Add handling for visits referred by Google with no search query provided
"Thanks -- we'll have to buy you that beer after your help with this!  I am passing these instruction onto the data architect who will be reprocessing the last year of data.  I am not familiar with UDP but I am sure her…"
Dec 17, 2013
Todd Belcher replied to Todd Belcher's discussion Add handling for visits referred by Google with no search query provided
"I will try and wrap these comments and threads into a single post still, but wanted to get you this UDP information since it does seem like it works well. In case you have not worked with a UDP... you need access to the NetInsight installation to…"
Dec 16, 2013
Todd Belcher replied to Todd Belcher's discussion Add handling for visits referred by Google with no search query provided
"I need a beer in front of me before I am willing to talk about IBM's handling of NetInsight. Sorry to hear, but take solace in the fact that you aren't being treated any differently than anyone else.  In a separate post yesterday, I…"
Dec 12, 2013
Elizabeth Brady replied to Todd Belcher's discussion Add handling for visits referred by Google with no search query provided
"Todd you are right -- we are only able to strip the q= parameter when the traffic passes through the redirect page google.com/url.  I notice Chrome traffic is not passed through the redirect.  The referrer in that case is simply…"
Dec 11, 2013
Elizabeth Brady replied to Todd Belcher's discussion Add handling for visits referred by Google with no search query provided
Dec 11, 2013
Todd Belcher replied to Todd Belcher's discussion Add handling for visits referred by Google with no search query provided
"Here you go (had to test it to see!) -- this fixes one, the original post here talks about another that could be addressed... I'm not sure of the numbers coming in today on that one, where the referring URL doesn't have the empty q=…"
Dec 11, 2013
Elizabeth Brady replied to Todd Belcher's discussion Add handling for visits referred by Google with no search query provided
"Naveen, If you have any more insight into exactly how your formatted the search & replace strings that would be be helpful.  I tested it as you propose but so far have not been able to get it to work.  The NI administrator's…"
Dec 10, 2013
Todd Belcher replied to Todd Belcher's discussion Add handling for visits referred by Google with no search query provided
"That's great, Naveen! Not sure why I had it in my head that it couldn't be done with URL S&R, unless we simply elected to skip it in favor of a retroactive fix. "
Dec 10, 2013
Todd Belcher replied to Elizabeth Brady's discussion "organic search" metric -- how to adjust for hidden keywords in Google?
"Hello Elizabeth! Let's breathe a collective sigh here. Sigh. The classic "not provided" issue. You have options, and while none of them are too friendly, they aren't overly complex either (if someone has another option,…"
Dec 10, 2013
Elizabeth Brady replied to Todd Belcher's discussion Add handling for visits referred by Google with no search query provided
"Oh .. perfect!  I was looking for this exactly for a client who hasn't caught up with this change yet!  Is this the recommended workaround now?  Has anyone come up with another solution?  I was wondering if a URL search and…"
Dec 10, 2013
Naveen replied to Todd Belcher's discussion Add handling for visits referred by Google with no search query provided
"Hi,  I seem to have a simple alternative for the same.  Add the below to your Search & Replace with other required changes. <urlsearchrule type="referrer" search="(\&amp;q\=\&amp;)" replace="&amp;q=GUser-Keyword-N/A&amp;"…"
Mar 7, 2013

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Over 8 years of NetTracker/NetInsight experience, from time spent @ Sane Solutions, Unica, IBM in technical/consulting/management roles, and now as a pure practitioner.

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