Tracking CTAs Click Activity within Landing Pages
By default, when gathering data for reporting on a Landing Page, it only tracks overall details of the page. When it comes down to the items/URLs found within that Landing page, there is a limitation to track any data activity generated from that traffic; this Blind Form Fix will capture that missing data.
To track additional activity data within the Eloqua’s Landing pages for a more effective and detailed report.
To gather the activity data of any URL found within the Landing Page, the URL(s) must be ‘redirect’ through a blind form in order to capture it. Here are the steps in order to solve this.
The most basic approach using the “Blind Form” fix is to provide accurate data of the clickthrough per email address and the date stamp for each click it receives.
Having this ready, it’s a matter of relating to your campaign tactics and business goals in order to hand-tailor the values and metrics you need for a more robust data gathering and reporting stats.
1. Creating the Blind Form:
Go to >Forms>Create New Form > Blank Form
Add the specific campaign name and then make sure the HTML Name is the same as a best practice.
Define the fields from the Landing Page that you want to track down and then proceed to create a hidden field for each of them.
Click on Custom Fields, the floating window will show the available objects; drag and drop a hidden field.
Rename the hidden field(s) accordingly.
Make sure the Field Label (Display Name) matches the HTML Name (Advanced Settings).
Under the Field Validation and set the Maximum # of valid characters to be 100 at least and the Minimum at 2.
Go>to PROCESSING screen. (Upper right corner of the screen)
On the left hand-side of the screen click on the + and select: Redirect to Webpage
Click on the Conditionally icon (Processing Steps Executes…)
Make sure the name matches the URL on your Landing Page so it will be easily located when creating the report.
Next, select the “Send to an External URL” and copy the URL you want to track.
As a best practice make sure you grab the Tracked link from the Components screen
Go>to Action> View Form HTML…
2. Creating the BLIND FORM tracking URL:
To construct the tracking URL, you must find the details listed below.
They can be found under the menu >Action >View Form HTML where you can search each value:
When the Form Integration Details screen appears, look for these values and construct the string as follows:
- https://XXXX.t.eloqua.com/e/ > Action= from Eloqua’s Server
- ?elqSiteId=0x0x0x0 > EMERSON’s Site ID within Eloqua
- &elqFormName=19E_NA-en_AWR_EthanolBioRefining_1_FM_Blind > Form using Hidden Fields
- &email=~~eloqua..type--emailfield..syntax--EmailAddress~~ > Field Merge
- &btn=btn1_mass_balance > The name you created for the CTA you want to to track on the Landing Page
As a best practice Do NOT use the & on any of the names/naming conventions.
3. Final step
Grab this link and put on the Landing Page on the CTA you want to track. In order to view this activity just review the form submission data where all the individual records will be found.
Putting together this guide, I saw all the videos found on the Oracle Training site regarding Acquisition Data. The reason I needed this is because we work with a lot of white papers and technical PDFs. As many people are behind the creation of these very important and detailed information, a need to understand better the channel specific traffic this information was generating, we wanted to get a hang of their Persona data. This fix helps towards that and broads our understanding of how they interact on this Libraries of landing pages while watching how they appear on each of their life-cycle stages.