I’m using the Segment plugin, and I need to fire an event to my analytics when a user is present on a specific page for more than 30 seconds
The page is the main page with URL parameters, when those parameters are not empty they make a specific element group visible
How can I measure those? Is it something with page load, “when a group is visible”, or do I need to use custom JS?
Probably when ‘Page is Loaded’ ‘Make Changes to User’ and set a field of ‘log_in_time = Current Date and Time’. Then add a workflow to ‘Do When A Condition Is True’ and add the conditional for when ‘Current Date & Time - Current User’s log_in_time >= 30 seconds AND Get data from url = whatever’. You could maybe even simplify the ‘Get data from url = whatever’ to a Specific Element is visible.
@williamtisdale correct me if I’m wrong but I believe the current date/time isn’t checked again after the initial page load.
@stavchark thus in order to achieve your desired result you’d need 3 workflows. 1) When page is loaded set 2 custom states. State One with value current date/time + seconds 30. And State Two with current date/time. 2) Use a ‘Do every 5 seconds’ workflow and change State Two’s value to the current date/time. 3) Have a ‘Do when condition is true’ workflow. The condition will be something like 'When State Two’s value > State One’s value AND ‘paramter = X’, then do Y.
Yes I just checked lol. You are right. A do Every however many seconds would have to be used instead.
Thanks for the answer! Won’t the event fire again and again every 5 seconds?
On the workflow ‘Do when condition is true’ set it to ‘just once’.
If the user refreshes the page, then yes, after 30 seconds it will happen again. If you don’t want this, you can save something on the user type.
I got another approach on FB and I wanted to know which one do you think is most accurate?
" I would do is create a Custom Workflow on the page that fires the event.
Then, add a Page Load workflow that executes “Schedule Custom Event” for Current Datetime + 30 seconds.
This will only trigger if the user is still on the page."