This tab allows you to view the display of the page with your different segments of visitors. It also allows you to check what the same visitor sees during successive visits.
Simulate the display according to a segment
The visit builder allows you to display the simulation experience page as seen by a visitor to a specific segment. Select from the drop-down menu the segment for which you want to simulate the display.
All existing segments are displayed in the drop-down menu. Fill in the name of a segment in the search bar to find it easily.
Click on the segment of your choice to select it.
Choose “In your current situation” to display the page according to the targeting conditions that apply to your visit (without any modification).
After selecting the segment, you can choose between two types of simulated visits:
- Generate 1 new visitor and a new visit;
- Regenerate a new visit for the same visitor.
Note: The second type is only available once the first type has been used: regeneration is possible only if there has been generation.
At any time, the information on the simulated visit is visible at the bottom of the tab.
Information on the visit
The lower part of the tab shows you information about the simulated visit.
Currently displayed for this visit
Is this is an A/B test, here is indicated the variation to which the visitor is exposed. If this is a personalization, here is its name.
You find here the general targeting results of the generated visit. Click on “Understand why?” to display the “Targeting” tab and access targeting details.
The percentage of visitors that can be exposed to the variation/the personalization, as you set it when finalizing your experience.
The visitor ID is a notional identifier that let you know for sure whether you are generating new visits or new visitors.
The format of this ID is “SIMUXXXX”. You can replace “XXX” with the combination of your choice, but a number is better. With each click on the button “Generate 1 new visitor and 1 new visit”, this ID changes; with each click on the button “Regenerate 1 new visit for the same visitor”, it remains the same.
Number of simulated visits for this visitor
Find here the number of visits generated for the same visitor. Each time you generate a new visitor, the value changes from 0 to 1. Each time you regenerate a visit for that same visitor, the value increases.
Generate a new visitor and a new visit
Click “Generate 1 new visitor and 1 new visit” to display the page as it will appear for any visitor belonging to the selected segment and visiting the page for the first time.
Understand the information on the visit
The variation/personalization displayed changes randomly in the proportions that you set during the finalization step of the experience. For example, if you have created a variation/personalization in addition to the original and divides the traffic so that 50% of visitors are directed to the original and 50% to the variation/personalization 1, each new visitor generated will have a one in two chance to be oriented towards the variation/personalization.
Since you generate not only a new visit but also a new visitor, the ID of the generated visitor is renewed each time the button is clicked.
The number of different simulated visits for this visitor remains unchanged.
Depending on your segmentation settings, the visitor’s status may change as well.
Regenerate a new visit for the same visitor
Regenerate a new visit for the same visitor to find out what the same visitor sees during successive visits.
This allows you, among other things, to check the display of the page according to the number of visits parameters established during the segmentation or to check capping parameters.
Understand the information on the visit
Since the simulated visitor remains the same, his ID remains unchanged.
On the other hand, the number of different simulated visits for this visitor increases with each click on the button.
Depending on your segmentation settings, the visitor’s status may change. The variation remains the same for each visit of this visitor.