To maximize effectiveness of Marketing Channels for Attribution IQ and Customer Journey Analytics, we have published some revised best practices.
Use classifications to categorize values into related groups and to report at the group level. For example, you can classify all Paid Search campaigns into a category like Video Cards. Then you can report on the success of that category relative to metrics like Instances (or click-throughs).
Classifications that you add in this procedure display in the Marketing Channel Overview report as Channel Values. Channel Values are unclassified values in the channel detail.
Ensure that you are familiar with creating classifications in Classifications.
The Marketing Channels classification reports behave a little differently than standard classifications: when you create classifications for either first touch or last touch reports, they are automatically applied to both. You cannot classify one without classifying the other.
|Text Classifications||Specifies the type of classification category that lets you group variable data for reporting purposes.|
|Name||The name of the classification. The classification you add appears as the Channel Breakdown option in the Marketing Channel Manager .|
|Options||The name of the classification. The classification you add appears as the Channel Breakdown option in the Marketing Channel Manager .|
Create classifications for Marketing Channels.