Before you begin
In order to successfully enable Auto-Collect, you will need to have created an APSIS One Cookie Banner or connected your own. Moreover, a section with a domain must also have been set up in Data Sections; this, however, is an admin user task to perform. Also, is your tracking script installed? Without it, no data will be collected.
Auto-Collect feeds website interaction data into APSIS One, and allows APSIS One users to enrich their Audience profiles. Implementing the tracking script and having their visitors provide cookie consent are at the forefront of this Website tool activity.
Continue reading this article for in-depth instructions on how to successfully create your first Auto-Collect activity.
If you leave the wizard at any point, your activity will appear in the Drafts tab.
All changes will be saved automatically.
1. Head over to the Website tool. You can do so from the shortcut on the calendar page or from your Tools page.
2. Click Create New Activity.
3. The conversation wizard will open. Under Collect, click Auto-Collect.
4. Follow all the steps to setup your Auto-Collect activity.
Continue scrolling through this article to follow through every step.
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This is the very first step of the Conversation Wizard. All fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory. Let's get started!
1. Write a working name for your activity.
2. Select a domain from the drop-down menu.
You may create more than one Auto-Collect activity for your domain by matching the domain's cookie.
Enable this feature if, for example, your domain can be shown in different languages. If you want to enable it, click on a language on the right side drawer. Read more about domains and language options...
To enable this activity for all the languages in your domain, simply click only on the domain.
Remember to create a separate Auto-Collect activity for each language that you support.
1. Tick all the boxes that correspond with the source of the data you wish to collect.
If you're wondering about what sort of data is collected from these, take a look at the section Website Interactions and Jump to Auto-Collect Data in the Profile View article.
If you wish to collect site searches, enter a search key.
About the Search Key
The search key will allow APSIS One to identify when a visitor performs a search in your website.
To locate the search key, perform a search in your website and take a look at the address bar of your browser. The address bar will display the search key as a URL parameter followed by the search parameter.
For example, if searching for "denim":
The search key is q in this example.
If you're having difficulties locating the search key of your website, please reach out to the development team of your organisation or contact Support.
Congratulations on setting up Auto-Collect!
Now, let's have an overview of all the settings. Check that all the information is correct; if you would like to change anything, head over to the menu on the left to go back to that step.
Click Save as draft to keep the activity as a draft, or Publish changes to start collecting data!