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Differentiate traffic by query param when landing

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HI All

 

Is there a way to define a new channel to capture by landing URL, for each URL i have ?ref=t or ?ref=st values when landing to my website, so could you please let me know how can i set up a new channel for differentiate the traffic counts as per this 'ref' param  ?

 

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Eroshan

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Differentiate traffic by query param when landing

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 Hi @Eroshan J

You can also try going to Admin > (In View) custom channel grouping or channel setting > channel grouping
Create new group with your landing page conditions.
Check for more : https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6010097?hl=en
https://thinkbonfire.com/blog/create-custom-channels-and-groupings-in-google-analytics/

Hope this helps.
Thanks,
Ritwik

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Differentiate traffic by query param when landing

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Hi,

 

Using Google Tag Manager you can capture the query string values using a URL query variable, then use them in a lookup tables to set values for the new channel based on the query parameters. In your analytics tag settings set the Fields to Set: campaignSource, campaignMedium and campaignName to the lookup table variables you created. Let me know if you have questions.


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Differentiate traffic by query param when landing

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Thanks for the Reply Arnold, 

 

Basically i'm not much aware of the Tag Manager, hope you're referring this 

Appreciate if you can provide guidance step by step with related links for this, 

 

Eroshan

 

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 Hi @Eroshan J

You can also try going to Admin > (In View) custom channel grouping or channel setting > channel grouping
Create new group with your landing page conditions.
Check for more : https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6010097?hl=en
https://thinkbonfire.com/blog/create-custom-channels-and-groupings-in-google-analytics/

Hope this helps.
Thanks,
Ritwik

Differentiate traffic by query param when landing

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Thanks a  lot Ritwik, that what i was exactly looking for