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Hi, am trying to create a new View for one of our GA property but not able to do it right.

The background is, we want to give a agency access to our GA account but they should only see details of traffic coming from them.

For this I thought of creating a new view.

For all traffic from them, the landing page url has a specific utm_source and utm_medium.

 

How do I set this filter correctly, please help.

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Hi Pankaj,

 

It's a pretty easy thing to do if you know all of the utm_ parameters which they're passing through.  The only issue with this approach is that you have to be pretty diligent with any new campaigns which the agency launch, and then add those filters into your view, which I guess could be pretty time-consuming.  

 

Another way (and the way I'd do it) is to ask your agency to append a parameter to the target URL of all of the campaigns which they're managing on your behalf (for example ?agency=agency_name) and then create a custom filter which Includes a Request URI of the parameter and value.  The issue with this is that you'll struggle to see any subsequent sessions from users re-visiting who haven't touched one of the campaigns (for example coming directly back to the site or through natural search).

 

Does that help?

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Hi Robert, thanks for your suggestion.

The problem is, the promotion happens across the web and the IP address will be different for all visitors.

The common element will be the utm_source and utm_medium values in the url.

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you could definitely do that. You need a custmom filter that would include only traffic with specified campaign source and medium.

Be aware that view will only include data from the moment it was created.

Here you can find more about custom filter fields: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1034380?hl=en

 

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Hi Pankaj,

 

It's a pretty easy thing to do if you know all of the utm_ parameters which they're passing through.  The only issue with this approach is that you have to be pretty diligent with any new campaigns which the agency launch, and then add those filters into your view, which I guess could be pretty time-consuming.  

 

Another way (and the way I'd do it) is to ask your agency to append a parameter to the target URL of all of the campaigns which they're managing on your behalf (for example ?agency=agency_name) and then create a custom filter which Includes a Request URI of the parameter and value.  The issue with this is that you'll struggle to see any subsequent sessions from users re-visiting who haven't touched one of the campaigns (for example coming directly back to the site or through natural search).

 

Does that help?

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Many thanks... it works..

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