Can I search for selected pages?
Short answer is Yes!
In your regular page reports (Behaviour > Page path and screen class), you can do a simple straightforward filter like typing in ‘blog’ to get group of pages with blog in the page path or page title (You can pre-select either page path or page title using the drop down box as per the image below).
However, if you want to see both blog and training pages together or even, a group of pages where the average engagement time is more than 30 seconds, you’ll be pretty hard-pressed to do that here.
If you are not aware already, please allow me the pleasure to introduce you to the world of Exploration in App+Web. (Explore>Analysis>Exploration).
Once in, ensure that you have the appropriate dimension(s) that you want to perform analysis on. (i.e. Page Path). If you don’t have the dimensions there ready for you, then click on the ‘+’ sign next to Dimensions. Then type in ‘page’, select your preferred dimension and remember to click ‘Apply’.
When you have all your dimensions and metrics in place, scroll down to Filters (under Tab Settings). Where it says ‘Drop or select dimension or metric’, that’s where you insert the metric or dimension that you want to do some fancy filtering to. As we are on the topic of pages, we are selecting page path as our dimension today. In the right hand side box below, there are a bunch of query parameters that needs to be excluded from our page path analysis. Therefore, on the left hand side box, the filter logic would be ‘does not begin with’ with your condition in the line below.
Once ‘Apply’ is clicked, you will see much cleaner pages that you can start to perform analysis on. You may have to rejig your conditions and or utilize regex to clean up/exclude or include more pages.
You can also include additional filters and filtering by metrics, like the example below, where the condition to include pages with more than 10 active users.
I hope this little trick allows you to go deeper to find some gold nuggets of information on your website. Onwards and Forwards!