Voluum Documentation

Adding a Rule-Based Path for Unique Visits

Rule-based paths allow you to redirect visitors to different paths according to whether they have met certain criteria. The recent update of this feature enables you to use a uniqueness of a visit as one of these criteria as well. The following article describes from start to finish how to add a rule-based path for unique or non-unique visits.

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Pricing plan availability

The following feature is available on the Profit pricing plan and above.

Unique Visits

A visit is considered to be unique when a visitor activates a campaign URL for the first time or for every following time after a cookie-related to the original visits has died out. Currently, the lifetime of a cookie is 24 hours. Knowing that you can direct a non-unique visitor to another path to increase chances for a conversion, what will be described below.

Adding a Rule-Based Path for Unique Visits

In our example, we will create two paths: one for unique visitors, and the other for non-unique ones. Let's assume that you have already added offer and lander elements for both of these paths. In the second step, we will create a condition based on the uniqueness of a visit. In order to do so, perform the following steps:

  1. In Voluum, click the New campaign button and create a campaign in the advanced form.

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  2. Provide all required information in the GENERAL tab and click the Next button.

  3. In the DESTINATION tab make sure that you have selected the Path radio button.

  4. Create a rule-based path for non-unique visitors.

    1. Click the Add rule button.

    2. Provide a name for the rule in the Rule name text field.

    3. Select the Other condition category.

    4. Click the Add condition button under the Unique visit category.

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    5. Select the Is not logical condition to ensure, that only non-unique visits will be directed to this path.

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    6. Click the New path button.

    7. Provide a name for the path in the Path name text field.

    8. Select lander and offer elements that you wish to direct non-unique visitors to.

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  5. Set up a default path for unique visitors.

    1. In the Default path section, click the New path button.

    2. Provide a name for the default path in the Path name text field.

    3. Select lander and offer elements that you wish to direct unique visitors to.

    4. Click the Save button.

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You have successfully created a campaign with a rule-based path for non-unique visits. Right now, each visitor passing through Voluum will be checked against the uniqueness of its visit. If Voluum detects that a visitor is a non-unique, it will direct him or her towards a path defined in the rule-based path. The remaining traffic, which is constituted of unique visitors, will be directed towards a path defined in the default path.