Custom Dimensions

2020-10-01 11:27:57 UTC

Custom dimensions and metrics allow you to combine Analytics data with non-Analytics data. Visiolink has decided to implement six custom dimensions, which is sent with every hit in Google Analytics. The six custom dimensions are:

  • Client (Platform)
  • App Version
  • Publication Title
  • Orientation
  • Section
  • Customer Title

The custom dimensions can help you gain more information about your users. You can see from which platform the majority of your traffic is generated and which titles are most popular with the users. Furthermore, you will be able to see the popularity of the individual sections and the reader orientation.

The custom dimensions have to be created in Google Analytics. If you have not created them yet, follow this guide and you a find the data:

Guide to set up custom dimensions



The Client Dimension describes the platform from which the events are sent.

App Version

The App Version Dimension describes which version of your Visiolink application the events are sent.

Publication Title

The Publication Title Dimension describes the title of the publication from which the events are sent.


The Orientation Dimension describes the orientation with each event (Landscape or Portrait)


The Section Dimension describes the section from which the events are sent.

Customer Title

The Customer Title Dimension describes from which paper the events are sent. (This dimension is useful if your solution has more than one title) 


Quick Overview:

Custom Dimension Index Scope Description
Client 1 User Shows what platform data is received from
(iOS, Android, Windows, Desktop, HTML, Kindle)
App version 2 Sessions Sends the version of Visiolink’s app
Publication title 3 Hit This dimension sends the publication title
Orientation 4 Hit The orientation (Landscape, Portrait)
Section 5 Hit Sends the section of the ePaper
Customer title 6 Hit Sends the Visiolink backend prefix folder
SSO User ID 7 Hit  
SSO User ID 8 Sessions  
SSO User ID 9 User Sends the user ID
Source of User ID 10 Hit  


If you have any questions regarding Custom Dimensions or GA data, feel free to contact us.

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