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Paid Search as a Custom Segment

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Hi there,

 

I'm trying to create a segment which is identical to the "Paid Search" channel to be able to analyze this channel in the "Time to Purchase" report.

 

The default channel definition is:

Medium matches regex ^(cpc|ppc|paidsearch)$
AND
Ad Distribution Network does not exactly match Content

 

However, I cannot select "Ad Distribution Network" as a filter dimension when trying to create a new segment (though it appears as a dimension in the AdWords reports).

 

Is there any workaround for that?

 

Many thanks in advance,

Jan

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Accepted by topic author Jan Hendrik S
February 2016

Re: Paid Search as a Custom Segment

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Hi Jan,

you can use the Default Channel Grouping dimension equals Paid search.

Kind regards,
Zorin
Web analyst @ escapestudio.net

Re: Paid Search as a Custom Segment

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The Ad Distribution Network is not allowed in Segments in GA, sorry.
https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/reporting/core/dimsmets#view=detail&group=adwords&...
Mike Sullivan, Google Analytics Top Contributor
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Re: Paid Search as a Custom Segment

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Thx, Zorin!