I'm trying to setup a Goal URL with REGEX matching but it's not working.

The Url I'm trying to match is:


with "12345" being the userid that changes.


Should work, but doesn't. When I do an advanced search for pages with RegEx match (in the new GA interface) it shows no results. If I search for "contains" /edit?registration=1 it shows all the Urls.

What am I missing?

  • I had to escape the ? ....
    – uwe
    Commented May 5, 2012 at 18:33

1 Answer 1


Try escaping the question mark, like so:


As with regex's the question mark makes the preceding character optional, so you'd be matching:

  • user/12345/ediregistration=1
  • user/12345/editregistration=1

Test it on the advanced search (report filter) first, in case there's something else I've missed.

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