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Tagging certain sessions via Tag Manager

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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.

 

Greets

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Custom dimensions can be added as secondary dimension in a standard report.

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Can be used to apply segmentation.

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Custom dimensions can be added as secondary dimension in a standard report.

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Can be used to apply segmentation.

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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.

 

Thank you!