Tagging certain sessions via Tag Manager[ Edited ]
January 2016 - last edited January 2016
I am trying to mark certain sessions for segmentation purposes. Looking for a solution, I came across Custom Dimensions.
Here is what I did:
1. Created a Custom Dimension (index 1) in the Google Analytics Property and gave it the session scope.
2. In Google Tag Manager I added to the Google Analytics Tag a custom dimension with index "1" and a test string as value. So for now _all_ sessions should be tagged with this value.
In Google Analytics however I see no corresponding date (looking under "Audience / Custom / Custom Variables")
Can anybody help me out? Eventually I will only want to mark certain sessions, but for now I am trying to just get to work Custom Variables (dimensions). I don't really understand the difference between Custom Variables and dimensions it appears.
Re: Tagging certain sessions via Tag Manager
So your answer tells me that I am using Custom Dimensions correctly - thanks!
... now I tried around a lot and got everything going the way I wanted...
I got confused due to the fact that the standard GA report "Audience / Custom / Custom Variables" seems to only show Dimensions when they are declared on a user scope.
However, I managed to segment different sessions in a custom report, using the Custom Dimension as a dimension.