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Configuring analytics in Brightspot

The Analytics plugin for Brightspot accumulates and reports on visitors' viewing patterns within your site. You can generate analytics accumulated by Brightspot (known as "Brightspot Analytics"), or retrieve analytics from Google.

This section describes how to configure Brightspot to provide the page views count on the Search page.

Procedure. To configure item-level analytics:
  1. From the Navigation Menu, expand Admin, and select Sites & Settings.

  2. In the Sites widget, click Global. The Edit Global widget appears.

  3. Under CMS, expand Analytics.

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  4. Using the following table as a reference, configure the plugin.

  5. Click Save.

Table 56. Brightspot Analytics settings - CMS tab

Field

Description

Task Host

Name or address of host running the task that updates the page views.

Page Views Supplier

Source provider of page view data.

  • None—Page view data is collected by Brightspot Analytics, but not displayed on the Search results page.

  • Brightspot Analytics—Source of page views is the Brightspot server.

  • Google Analytics—Source of page views is Google Analytics. For information about integrating Google Analytics with Brightspot, see Integrating Google Analytics.

Interval

Unit of time used to calculate the number of page views appearing in the search panel and in dynamic lists. See Including page views in the search panel and Sorting dynamic lists by page views. Available only if Page Views is set to Brightspot Analytics or Google Analytics.

Amount

Number of intervals. For example, if you set Interval to Days and Amount to 2, then the Page Views field in the search panel and dynamic lists reflects the number of page views over the past two days. Available only if Page Views is set to Brightspot Analytics or Google Analytics.

Disable Scripts

If toggled on, disables the JavaScript that triggers the collection of all data by Brightspot Analytics. The data remains uncollected until you turn this toggle off. Also, historical data will continue to be displayed but will not be updated until this toggle is turned off.

Video Analytics Supplier

Source provider of video view data.

  • None—Video view data is accumulated by Brightspot Analytics, but not displayed anywhere within Brightspot.

  • Brightspot Analytics—Source of video views is the Brightspot server.



You can also configure the sources for your search and social traffic data, which can be used in the Report widget on your Dashboards.

Procedure. To configure search and social traffic sources:

Note

The fields configured below are only used by Brightspot Analytics and have no bearing on the data imported from Google Analytics.

  1. From the Navigation Menu, expand Admin, and select Sites & Settings.

  2. In the Sites widget, click Global. The Edit Global widget appears.

  3. Under Integrations, expand Analytics.

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  4. Using the following table as a reference, configure the plugin. Some of the settings at the global level can be overridden at the site level.

  5. Click Save.

Table 57. Brightspot Analytics settings - Integrations tab

Field

Description

Search Sources

Search engines from which traffic arrives to the item. If blank, Brightspot tracks incoming traffic referred by Google, Bing, and Yahoo. You can override this setting at the site level.

Social Sources

Social networks from which traffic arrives to the item. If blank, Brightspot tracks incoming traffic referred by Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube. You can override this setting at the site level.



Note

If you add any values to these fields, you override the default settings as shown in the table. Adding additional search or social sources requires that you individually add all of the search and social sources from which you want to collect data, including the defaults (such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo). You add additional sources by clicking |mi-add_circle|, then adding the desired domain.