Dragon Metrics allows you to control which subdomains or subdirectories are included as part of the site. Therefore, the way you enter the website during Campaign Creation is important in defining the site's scope (which URLs are part of the site, and which URLs are not part of the site).
The website scope is primarily used for two things: Determining whether a URL on a SERP is part of your site when gathering ranking data, and defining which URLs should be crawled (only internal links on your site are crawled). You can also set a separate crawl scope for the campaign so we will treat different domains for ranking and crawling.
Here are how website scope works:
Subdomain - You may choose to include or omit any number of subdomains. If no subdomains are included, we will include all subdomains in the scope of the site. If one or more subdomains are included, we will only include these subdomains and subdomains to these subdomains. Please remember that www is treated as a subdomain like any other.
Subdirectories - You may choose to include or omit any number of subdirectories. If no subdirectories are included, we will include all subdirectories in the scope of the site. If one or more subdirectories are included, we will only include these subdirectories in the scope of the site.
See the table below for examples: