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Custom Visitor Attributes

hbaecklund 09-17-14
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Custom Visitor Attributes

What do Custom Visitor Attributes within preview allow me to do?

siherron 09-18-14
 

Re: Custom Visitor Attributes

Lets imagine that you have an Experiment that is targetted to a particular audience or multiple audiences - Custom Visitor Attributes allows you to apply those Audience criteria to your preview to enable you to see what those audience segments will see. I would imagine that these targeting criteria are only available depending on the type of license you have (silver, gold, Platinum).

 

Does that help you at all?

 

These articles on https://help.optimizely.com might provide more context on Audience Attributes:

https://help.optimizely.com/hc/en-us/articles/201876450

 

Preview Mode: https://help.optimizely.com/hc/en-us/articles/200039675

 

Simon Herron
Optimisation Consultant
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Re: Custom Visitor Attributes

@siherron is correct in their description of a use case for the Viewing As tab in Preview Mode. However, we offer those attribute choices to all plan levels within Preview Mode. Where plan level comes into play is our Audiences feature; higher plan levels are offered more types of Audience conditions.

If you are on a plan that does not have geotargeting for example, you may choose to enable Viewing As coming from San Francisco, but because you are not able to create an Audience and target an experiment to only visitors coming from that location, when you apply that attribute in Preview mode, your variation won't change. Viewing As only applies those attributes to the Optimizely snippet and not to the overall website.
Harrison Krat
Solutions Architect | Optimizely, Inc.
harrison@optimizely.com
 
hbaecklund 09-29-14
 

Re: Custom Visitor Attributes

thanks a bunch @siherron !
hbaecklund 09-29-14
 

Re: Custom Visitor Attributes

Boom! Thanks for confirming. Best //H