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cant see source and device when sending page views by measurment protocol

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I am collecting user keys which is 9-10 digital codes from _utma (and if empty from _ga) cookies when user registers request on my site and then I use Google Measurement protocol to send pageviews back to google analytics. 

I can track that pageviews, but I can see no other details associated with that sessions such as source/medium or device, resolution etc.

what am I doing wrong?

thanks

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Re: cant see source and device when sending page views by measurment protocol

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Hi Andro,

Can you elaborate more about your situation?
- Where is the traffic coming from? AdWords? Other paid sources?
- Why are you not using Universal Analytic's automatic page view recording with its code?
Joshua, Top Contributor
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Re: cant see source and device when sending page views by measurment protocol

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Hi Joshua,
Yes the sources are paid sources such as affiliate sites, banner networks, social network etc.
I am using general anlytics, which shows me user activities related info but before they leave web site. When they leave I am sending additional data to track my response to their requests and it seems that what I see is not linked to the sessions.
Do you mean this by "Universal Analitycs", or some more specific tool or technic?

Re: cant see source and device when sending page views by measurment protocol

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Are you sending the client id in your request?
https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/protocol/v1/parameters#cid
Can you show a sample screenshot of request you are sending?

 

 

Re: cant see source and device when sending page views by measurment protocol

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We are sending this part of cookie, which is identifier of ga clientid

In case of
__utma 50106170.1280374582.1455089486.1469442236.1469523739.44 -> 1280374582

In case of
_ga GA1.2.1280374582.1455089486 -> 1280374582

What else should we send to correctly track session information ?

Re: cant see source and device when sending page views by measurment protocol

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We are sending this part of cookie, which is identifier of ga clientid
In case of
__utma 50106170.1280374582.1455089486.1469442236.1469523739.44 -> 1280374582
In case of
_ga GA1.2.1280374582.1455089486 -> 1280374582
What else should we send to correctly track session information ?