Custom dimensions and metrics allow you to combine Analytics data with non-Analytics data. Visiolink has decided to implement 14 custom dimensions, which is sent with every hit in Google Analytics. The 14 custom dimensions are:
- Client (Platform)
- App Version
- Publication Title
- Customer Title
- User ID - Hit
- User ID - User
- User ID - Session
- Source of User ID
- Customer Data
- Push Token
- Client ID
- Bundle ID
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:
The Client Dimension describes the platform from which the events are sent.
The App Version Dimension describes which version of your Visiolink application the events are sent.
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.
The Customer Title Dimension describes from which paper the events are sent. (This dimension is useful if your solution has more than one title)
Sends a unique user id that can be generated based on a Customer id, Server id or Client Id. If you have user tracking the user id will be a custom generated id from your validation system.
Soruce of User ID
Sends the source of the user id. The user id is generated from a custom, server or client basis.
A Push token is unique generated Id for an App. If an app is deleted an reinstalled a new push token is created.
Is the package name for the app. Is used if you have multiple apps that uses the same UA-id, the bundle Id can the be used to see from which app the data comes from.
|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||Sends: Custom, Server or Client|
|Customer Data||11||Hit||Here you can ad your own data|
|Push Token||12||Hit||Unique ID generate for each app|
|Client ID||13||Hit||Unique ID generated for both app and web|
|Bundle ID||14||Hit||Name for the app|
If you have any questions regarding Custom Dimensions or GA data, feel free to contact us.