Advertisers with an Advertising Cloud-Adobe Analytics Integration Only
You can use Advertising Cloud IDs (AMO ID and EF ID) to configure Marketing Channels processing rules in Adobe Analytics. Use Advertising Cloud IDs for rules specific to your Advertising Cloud campaigns.
The AMO ID is the primary tracking code used to report Advertising Cloud data within Analytics. The AMO ID is a concatenation of dynamic values managed by Adobe to provide granular reporting within Analytics. It’s stored in an Analytics eVar or rVar dimension (AMO ID). The AMO ID can be set in Analytics in two ways:
s_kwcidquery string parameter in a link, and Analytics picks up the parameter from the landing page URL when a click-through occurs.
The dynamic values within AMO IDs indicate the marketing channel that was tracked:
The prefix in the AMO ID can be used to identify the top-level channel within Marketing Channels.
Character phrases in the body of the AMO ID indicate a more specific campaign type.
The suffix “vt” is present for DSP view-through traffic and can be used to create separate click-through and view-through DSP channels.
The rest of the AMO ID can be ignored.
|AMO ID||Channel||Rule Logic|
|AL! (prefix)||Paid Search||Starts With|
|AC! (prefix)||DSP||Starts With|
|!g! (body)||Google Search||Contains|
|!s! (body)||Search Partner||Contains|
|!d! (body)||Display Network||Contains|
|!u! (body)||Smart Shopping Campaign||Contains|
|!ytv! (body)||YouTube Video Ad||Contains|
|!yts! (body)||YouTube Search Ad||Contains|
|!vp! (body)||Google Video Partners||Contains|
|!vt (suffix)||DSP View-through||Ends With|
The Marketing Channels processing rule for the Paid Search channel might look like this:
The Marketing Channels processing rule for the YouTube Video Ads channel might look like this:
Be sure to run your rules in order of specificity. If the above two rules ran in order, the YouTube video ad traffic would all fall under the Paid Search channel because the AMO ID would both start with “AL!” and contain “!ytv!”.
The AMO EF ID (EF ID) is the second tracking code used in the Analytics for Advertising Cloud integration. Its primary purpose is to track and pass Analytics event data into Advertising Cloud. Every time a click-through or a view-through occurs, a unique EF ID is generated, even if it is the exact same ad for the same visitor. The EF ID is not used in the Analytics reporting user interface because it typically exceeds the 500k unique values per variable limit in Analytics, making it unusable for reporting. The Advertising Cloud metrics and metadata are not applied to the EF ID; they are applied only to the AMO ID. The added granularity of tracking is required for campaign optimization in Advertising Cloud, so both IDs are required.
Although the EF ID dimension isn’t used directly in Analytics reporting, the EF ID can be useful in creating marketing channels. The EF ID suffix indicates the channel (display or search) and whether the visit was driven by a click-through or a view-through. The delimiter in the EF ID is a colon, rather than the exclamation point in the AMO ID.
|EF ID Suffix||Channel|
Create a Display click-through marketing channel by capturing only click-throughs. Because the AMO ID is the same for both click-throughs and view-throughs, this rule uses the EF ID variable and the
ef_id query string parameter.
Sometimes click-throughs are tracked through the URL (the default). In other cases, click-throughs are tracked through the Last Event Service on the server side, and therefore the URL doesn’t contain the
ef_id parameter. The rule therefore checks for conditions in which the EF ID variable or the
ef_id query string parameter ends with “:d”. Use the “
Any” operator because you want this rule to be triggered for either condition.
To create a Display view-through channel, create a rule in which the EF ID ends with “:i”. Because the visitor didn’t click the ad, the view-through tracking doesn’t include the
s_kwcid in the URL, so the rule requires only one condition.