In UserGuiding, targeting is the process that you determine on what page or pages you want a guide or some other content to display. You can find targeting in the Settings Page of a content.

A target is composed of A Rule and a URL bit and, its functioning is depicted as it is read from left to right. 

Example Page Targeting Conditions

Let's all look at the guide's targeting that is shown us here below: 

If a page's URL equals to https://userguiding.com/, this means the sample guide will be displayed on it.

Where to find Targeting?

When you create a guide, a default targeting is set for it. This targeting contains the "equals" rule with the page's URL on which you've created the guide.

Thus, if you want to show a guide in other pages too, you can reset its targeting in the guide's settings page. You can find guide settings both in Chrome Extension and in https://panel.userguiding.com/. 


How to utilize Targeting?

You can target a guide to different pages with an inclusive single target or with combinations of various targets. You should:

  • Open the Dropdown Menu containing rules.

  • Select the rule that is relevant to your case.

  • Write down or paste the URL bit of your page(s) into the Url box.

  • If you need, "Add a New Target"

  • Set an AND or OR condition between your targets.

Now it's time to look at some examples! 


How to show a guide on multiple pages?

1. An inclusive Single Target Example

Let's say, you've created a guide and want to show it on multiple pages such as your main dashboard, calendar, and user page. And these pages respectively have the following URLs:

  1. URL of your dashboard's main page is htttps://myplatfrom.com/dashboard

  2. URL of your calendar's page is htttps://myplatfrom.com/calendar

  3. URL of your calendar's page is htttps://myplatfrom.com/settings

We'll take a common bit of their URLs and set an inclusive targeting rule accordingly: 

Since all of three pages' URLs start with htttps://myplatfrom.com/ we can set their target as the image shows. Thus, the guide can be visible upon these pages.

2. Example of Combinations of Various Targets 

For instance, your web application pages are user-specific. Therefore, for each user, there is a unique part of the page URLs. In this case, to make a guide available for all of the users, we can combine different targets by excluding the user-specific parts: 

  1. htttps://myplatfrom.com/12354/travel-page

  2. htttps://myplatfrom.com/33353/travel-page

  3. htttps://myplatfrom.com/87697/travel-page

In this case, we'll use two sets of targets with AND condition in between and try to exclude user-specific parts, numbers, from our targeting:

Since all of three pages' URLs start with htttps://myplatfrom.com/ AND ends with /travel-page we can set their target as the image shows. Thus, the guide can be visible for all of these users.


Extra Examples for Your Interest

Example 1:

  • AAA.mydomain.com/guide-page

  • BBB.mydomain.com/guide-page

Example 2:

  • https:/prefix-AAA.mydomain.com/guide-page

  • https:/prefix-BBB.mydomain.com/guide-page

That's all!

The guide will work on all sites matching the targeting condition. When you update the guide, it will be presented in its latest form on all target pages.

Related Articles:

What is the difference between targeting and segmentation?
How do I change targeting settings?
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