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Use Engagement Analytics reports in code

By on November 18, 2014 in C#, DMS, Engagement Plan, Reports, Sitecore with 0 Comments
Use Engagement Analytics reports in code

In a recent project I was faced with the following requirement: The latest visits report from a specific visitor should be mailed as part of a custom engagement plan action Creating a custom email action with some tokenized values I implemented very quickly because of this blogpost by Frank van Rooijen: http://www.newguid.net/sitecore/2013/sending-tokenized-emails-from-a-sitecore-engagement-plan/ But I had […]

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Protect your Sitecore media and measure them with DMS

Protect your Sitecore media and measure them with DMS

In a recent project I was faced with the following requirements: Downloadable whitepapers from the Sitecore media library should be protected from anonymous visitors Visitors should be teased to create an account or login Whitepaper downloads should be measured I first started by protecting my whitepapers in the media library. The only thing I have […]

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Multistep forms using WFFM (webforms for marketeers)

Multistep forms using WFFM (webforms for marketeers)

A question that comes up during the DMC training is whether it’s possible to create multistep forms within Sitecore. Officially Sitecore does not yet support this feature, but it’s not that hard to use the WFFM module to create something that does the job. I’m not a programmer, so the solution I describe here is […]

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Personalize based on triggered campaigns

Personalize based on triggered campaigns

I got a question from one of our partners who ran into a problem while they were trying to personalize a component on a client’s website based on a triggered campaign. Normally Sitecore uses campaign based personalization when a visitor triggers a campaign coming from an external website. There are two ways of triggering a […]

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Personalize on visiting device

Personalize on visiting device

A customer asked me if it was possible to personalize the default website based on a device, so they could push their mobile applications. My first reaction to this was positive, because there is a shared source module (Mobile Device Detector) available for this purpose. When installing this module on Sitecore 6.x the device personalization rules […]

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Sent DMS qualified leads automatically to sales

Sent DMS qualified leads automatically to sales

I was recently meeting with a customer discussing the first steps they wanted to take to utilize the DMS. One of the first cases they came up with was to have the ability to prioritize leads coming in from the website based on engagement value points, so they could feed sales with more relevant contacts […]

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Sending tokenized emails from a Sitecore Engagement Plan

Sending tokenized emails from a Sitecore Engagement Plan

An action that can be executed from within a Sitecore Engagement Plan is to send an email to a static or to the visitors email address. The action “Send E-Mail Message” does not process tokens which are added in the subject or to the body of the email. To be able to send emails where […]

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DMS Gutters released

DMS Gutters released

Today I published a new client feature on the marketplace called DMS Gutters. This will install two gutters within the Content Editor that shows which items have running tests and personalized components. It will help the business user identifying which items contains tests and personalisation. You can download the installation package via the Sitecore Marketplace. […]

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Filter Engagement Analytics reports by site with a custom filter

By on February 15, 2013 in Analytics, DMS, Reports, Sitecore with 7 Comments
Filter Engagement Analytics reports by site with a custom filter

By default Sitecore comes with a few default reports within the Engagement Analytics. Depending on the report you can get insights about the website or its visitors. You can filter those reports with the standard filters like business classification, country and state. But did you know that adding your own filters is fairly easy. Let’s […]

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Want to help your business user? Create a custom Macro

Want to help your business user? Create a custom Macro

When talking to business users (people that actually work with Sitecore on a day to day base) I created a small list of minor custom changes that would help the business users with there day to day work. One of the items on this list is the condition for User Profile fields, by default the […]

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Sitecore Symposium: DMS Datamodel explained slides

Sitecore Symposium: DMS Datamodel explained slides

For my presentation about the DMS datamodel I created a great amount of slides. I didn’t have time to show all the slides because I only had about 60 minutes to do the talk. I uploaded the complete slidedeck to Slideshare including additional slides about Profiling and Automation. The complete session has been recorded and […]

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Tested: Sitecore Wildcards and DMS statistics

By on June 6, 2012 in DMS, Rules Engine, Sitecore with 5 Comments
Tested: Sitecore Wildcards and DMS statistics

With this test we want to check what Sitecore DMS does with Wildcards. How are Wildcard URL’s and shown on the Analytics Reports? Wildcard items in Sitecore are a convenient way to handle dynamic URLs. They let you pass data through the URL instead of relying on query string values that are appended to the […]

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Step 3: Create the outgoing link report

Step 3: Create the outgoing link report

This article is part 3 of Sitecore How To: Track Exteral links with DMS series. Before starting with this step you need to be finished with Step 2. Otherwise you don’t have any report data. Show the outgoing links in a report The easiest way to generate a report is find a report that matches your needs, […]

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Step 2-1: Track all external links with a custom processor

By on May 2, 2012 in Analytics, DMS, Sitecore, Tutorials with 6 Comments
Step 2-1: Track all external links with a custom processor

This article is part of Sitecore How To: Track Exteral links with DMS series. Before starting with this step you need to be finished with Step 1: Save outgoing click to the DMS analytics database. For this solution I want to measure all the outgoing link using the Analytics Database of Sitecore Digital Marketing System (DMS). Based on […]

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Step 1: Save outgoing click to the DMS Analytics database

By on April 25, 2012 in DMS, Sitecore, Tutorials with 2 Comments
Step 1: Save outgoing click to the DMS Analytics database

This step is the first of the series: How to track External Links with Sitecore DMS. In this step we are going to create a page (link.aspx) that will register the outgoing traffic into the Sitecore Analytics database and redirects the visitor to the external website. Save the outgoing click information to the Analytics database Create the […]

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