Last updated: 3rd January, 2018
The Content widget shows you which pages are popular on your website right now. It updates in real time.
The list of pages is ordered by popularity - so the page with the most people currently viewing it is at the top.
The bars overlaid on each row of the widget represent the number of people viewing that page as a percentage of the total number of visitors on your website right now.
Why does the same page show up more than once?
Pages with the same URL will automatically be grouped together. However sometimes the same page can have more than one URL, which means they show up separately in the Content widget.
This is because URLs can contain extra information, such as which marketing campaign the visitor came from. This extra information is tagged onto the end of the main address and is called a query string.
Can I ignore query strings?
A query string is anything added after the main address of the page. It's separated from the address using a '?' (see example below).
Query strings (parameters) can be useful for all kinds of reasons such as campaign tracking, but if you want to, you can configure GoSquared to ignore them so that similar URLs are more likely to be grouped together.
To turn of query tracking, you'll need to add an extra line of code. For more info view the trackParams configuration option.
https vs http
You might be in the process of migrating your website to use secure connections. This is the difference between your URL starting with http and https. If you have two versions of the same page, one using http and one using https, these will count as different URLs.
The title GoSquared shows for each URL in the Content widget (and elsewhere in GoSquared) is pulled from the "title" meta property of the webpage itself.
If the title of your webpage can change (e.g. with dynamic content, or simply if you update your website), GoSquared will automatically pick the latest title it has tracked for the URL.