Today we’ll talk about setting up custom page load goals in Adobe Target Standard without limiting yourself to the out-of-the-box functionality. The problem I was having was that sometimes a page will load and the URL will persist. Sometimes it’s through AJAX or other times it just by nature (set by cookie, for instance). I needed to trigger a goal on page load. Naturally, there’s nothing in Adobe Target Standard’s documentation that shows you how to do this (you have to look in the Target Advanced section).
So here’s how you do it.
Step 1: mboxCreate(‘[some name]‘);
Paste that code on the page where you want to fire the conversion. That “[some name]” can be anything you want. You can ONLY load mboxCreate on page load. Keep that in mind when you use Adobe DTM to deploy this tag – it has to be a Page Load rule that executes at the Bottom of Page:
Step 2: Load the page with the mboxCreate.
Step 3: Wait a minute and refresh the conversion page in the Target Standard interface.
You should see your conversion label pop up in the list. Sometimes it takes a few minutes to propagate. Simple solution to a common problem. Hopefully this helps you out!