A ‘conversion’ is an action that a visitor does on your site that directly translate to your organization’s key indicators. Conversions reports show details on how visitors are converting.
This page assumes the user has a basic knowledge of using Analysis Workspace. See Create a basic report in Analysis Workspace for Google Analytics users if you are not yet familiar with the tool in Adobe Analytics.
Goals provide Google Analytics users a way to define a website’s conversion. They are the default way to create funnels, reverse behavioral flow, multi-channel funnels, and attribution. Goals in Google Analytics are not retroactive, and can only be set up on the admin page. In addition, they are based on only a page, event, time spent, or average number of pages.
In Adobe Analytics, the concept of a goal is not required because metrics can be applied in any context. As long as your implementation accommodates the events you want to track, you can tweak any conversion report and immediately get results for historical data.
The funnel visualization report helps analysts focus on a particular series of steps required to convert. For example, before making a purchase, a visitor on an ecommerce site would need to access the shopping cart, billing and shipping page, payment page, and order review page.
In Analysis Workspace, this data can be viewed using the Fallout visualization.
The Fallout visualization is not limited to just the Pages dimension. Any dimension, metric, or segment can be used to tailor your fallout report to meet your organization’s needs.
Ecommerce reports are typically used by sites selling products or services to measure orders and revenue on items purchased. This feature is available in Adobe Analytics, and is known as Products reports.
Both ecommerce reports in Google Analytics and product reports in Adobe Analytics require customized implementation changes to use. See the Products dimension in the Components user guide for more information.
Multi-channel funnel reports provide additional marketing channel data beyond what acquisition reports provide. These reports focus on how visitors convert, instead of how visitors arrive to your site.
The use of multi-channel reports in Adobe Analytics requires both the setup of Marketing Channels and a custom implementation to accommodate the products variable and purchase event. Adobe recommends working with an implementation consultant if these features are not yet configured for your report suite.
Assisted conversions shows how many times each channel assisted with a conversion. In Analysis Workspace, the Order Assists metric can be used.
The top conversion paths report shows the top channel paths a user takes before converting. Analysis Workspace uses a flow report to visualize top conversion paths.
This flow visualization is interactive. Click each channel to expand the flow in either direction.
The time lag report shows the amount of time in days it took for a visitor to convert on your site. In Analysis Workspace, this data is available using the Days Before First Purchase dimension. It is only available in context of a correctly implemented purchase event.
Adobe recommends using the Orders, Units, or Revenue metrics with this dimension.
For other types of conversions, including custom events, the Time Prior to Event dimension is available. It shows the amount of time, in minutes, it took for a visitor to trigger the event within the visit.
Adobe recommends using this dimension alongside custom events or purchase events.
The path length report shows the number of channels touched before a conversion event. In Analysis Workspace, the Attribution panel contains this data in one of its visualizations.