Browse Fields

Browse fields are product fields that are automatically generated and populated for Browse Recovery app users. If you do not use Browse Recovery this help topic does not apply to you.

Browse fields contain statistics about product page views and trends in product views over time.

Use the Product Search page to view these fields for individuals products. Bronto updates these values once per day. Views are calculated using your site's timezone and all page views through the most recent midnight are counted. For example, page_views_7 represents the number of page views for the given product in the 7 day period through the previous day. Any views after midnight on the current day are included in the next nightly calculation.

For customers who use Recommendations, these fields can be used as criteria and/or priorities when building recommendations and several recommendation templates have been built using these fields. When using these fields for criteria, keep in mind that new products may have a skewed positive or negative result due to brand awareness. To avoid over-promoting these products you might want to use a filter to eliminate newer products from consideration. See Create A Standard Recommendation or Create A Premium Recommendation for more details.

The available commerce fields are listed in the following table.

Field Name Description
page_views_7 Number of times the product has been viewed in the last 7 days. A zero value means there were no views in the last 7 days.
page_views_30 Number of times the product has been viewed in the last 30 days. A zero value means there were no views in the last 30 days.
page_views_90 Number of times the product has been viewed in the last 90 days. A zero value means there were no views in the last 90 days.
page_views_7_short_trend A comparison of the number of product views in the last 7 days versus the number of page views in the last 30 days.
  • One means unit views are flat.
  • Greater than one means views comparatively increased.
  • Less than one means views have comparatively decreased.
page_views_7_long_trend A comparison of the number of product views in the last 7 days versus the number of views in the last 365 days.
  • One means product views are flat.
  • Greater than one means views comparatively increased.
  • Less than one means views have comparatively decreased.
page_views_30_long_trend A comparison of the number of product views in the last 30 days versus the number of views in the last 365 days.
  • One means product views are flat.
  • Greater than one means views comparatively increased.
  • Less than one means views have comparatively decreased.