Different types of Goals (global, project, experiment goal)

Status: Maybe One Day
by StefanF ‎04-29-2015 April 29, 2015

We would like to have an option to select the type of goal and it should also be possible to change the type later.


With this option you can easier set up a global, project or experiment goal and we could reduce the amount of goals in the goal list and make it clearer.


The idea came up because we create a lot of different tests with a lot of goals. Some of the goals we use in many different projects, some of them we use only in one project and some of the goals we only use in one experiment.

Status: Maybe One Day
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‎05-01-2015 May 1, 2015

+1! For now we get around this by prefixing our goals and then they're more easily filterable - especially now that you can archive goals. Our typical workflow looks like:


1) "Global: {Name}" names for anything we'll use again

2) "Funnel: Step1: {Step}" for our funnel steps

3) "ExpXX: {Name}" for anything specific to an experiment


Anytime we then pause an experiment, we then archive everything from the goals tab for that experiment


Been working for us well lately - hope that helps in the interim!



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by StefanF
‎05-19-2015 May 19, 2015

Hi Tom,


Thanks for sharing this. This is a great idea & we will try this.




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by Optimizely
‎06-01-2015 June 1, 2015
Status changed to: Maybe One Day
by Optimizely
‎06-10-2015 June 10, 2015

Greetings from the Education team,


Did you know that you can tag your goals? Simply click a goal from the Home page, and add a #hashtag to the description (which is located in the sidebar on the right). Feel free to add as many tags as you like, such as #global and #funnel. When you create future experiments, you can search and filter goals by their #hashtags!


Learn more about #hashtags here!


Hope this helps!



by Optimizely
‎03-01-2016 March 1, 2016

Hi @StefanF,


Did you try using the hashtags as well?  Does that work as well? Better or worse?


by StefanF
‎03-17-2016 March 17, 2016

Hi @Ehsan,


No we don't use the hashtags at the moment because we track now everything with Omniture and that's why we need not very often to set up goals in Optimizely.




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