Understanding Page Categories

Page Categories allow you to use the Triggers associated with pages to specify where you want to make changes. They allow you to:

  • Focus on building the right experience without worrying about technical details or definitions.
  • Save time by allowing you to define them once and reuse them in many places later.
  • Improve consistency across experiments and analysis.

Page Categories use the Triggers associated with pages, but not Triggers associated with visitors. This means that you can define a Page Category based on the following Triggers:

  • URL
  • Page Source
  • Parameter

For example, let's say that you have a group of product pages that are all located beneath the home page on your site. You want to be able to make edits to those pages as a group, instead of specifying each product page individually. You can define a Page Category called Product Pages and specify a condition to match any product page located below the home page.

Defining a Page Category

To define a Page Category:

  1. Select NewPage Category.

    The New Page Category page opens.

    Understanding Page Categories - Defining a Page Category
  2. Type a Name for the Page Category. Select Tags, if you use them, and then set a Status.
  3. Complete the Triggers fields as described in Selecting Triggers. Keep in mind that only the Triggers associated with pages are available.
  4. Open the Preview Settings tab. The URL field is automatically pre-filled with the Default URL for Preview field for this Site. In most cases, you'll leave the Preview URL as is.

Caching Specifications

Cacheable

The Cacheable check box allows you to determine if this Page Category may be cached. When you save the Page Category, SiteSpect generates a cookie name based on the Page Category name. This cookie must be configured with your CDN as the cache key cookie for the URLs specified by the Trigger. As a result, a CDN in front of SiteSpect caches any content associated with Campaigns that use this Page Category. Cacheable Page Categories are available only when you specify a URL Trigger.

Cache Purge API URL

Use this field to specify the URL for the cache to purge. This field is required.

Cache Purge API Headers

Use this field to specify headers to add to the cache purge request. This field is not required.

History

When you initially create a Page Category, it does not have any history. After you save the Page Category, SiteSpect tracks any actions that happen to it on its History tab. Open the History tab to view a list of events for the Page Category. The following image shows an example.

Understanding Page Categories - History

Where can I use Page Categories?

There are a few places where you can take advantage of Page Categories: