Using wildcards in your Interest Profiling

A "wildcard" is when you add an asterisk ( * ) at the end of the URL you want to track as an interest.

For example, if you have 100 products within the same category and sub-category, you can tell Triggerbee that you want every one of these products to be in "Interest Profile X".
This means that instead of adding 100 different URL's to each product under one Interest Profile, you can instead just use an asterisk at the end of your URL, and just before the URL changes to the product name.

Understanding Wildcards

Right now, your product URL's might look like this:

http://website.com/category/sub-category/product-1
http://website.com/category/sub-category/product-2
http://website.com/category/sub-category/product-3

Instead of manually entering each of these URL's under one profiling topic, you can just add an asterisk before the specific product name:

http://website.com/category/sub-category/*

As you can see, the last part of the address is removed ( /product-1 ) and replaced with an asterisk ( * ). 

Here's an example

Let's say you run an eCommerce bookstore, and you want to see which visitors are most interested in Thriller books.

So, you might add an interest profile called "Thrillers" and add each URL for each separate book and author you have available under Thrillers.

Here's how that might look:

If you need to repeat this for each section of your bookstore, it can quickly become a very time-consuming task. 

Meet the Wildcard. 

Instead of inserting each separate URL, you can just use an asterisk to include every page under your /thriller section. Here's how we can do instead: 

See? We just removed everything in the URL after /thrillers and added an asterisk instead. This essentially tells Triggerbee to include anything in the URL that comes after /thrillers/. 

It's a much better way of profiling your website and will help you save a lot of time.

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