Custom dimension allows you to group your Accounts, Campaigns, or any elements of advertising channels who share a common property. For example: Product category, Location, Brand

For example, lets assume you are an advertiser who has different campaigns for different countries. Consequently Country or Geo is an important dimension for your reporting and you need to create a custom dimension to group your campaigns accordingly.  And most likely, you will have named your campaign accordingly to include the Country identifier in the campaign name.

How to create a Custom dimension in Clarisights?

To do so, click on the "Custom Dimension" icon in the left navigation bar. Then click on the "+ New Dimension" button.

In the box that appears, enter the Name, and give a brief Description of the custom dimension you wish to create. Click "Create Dimension". 

Once the dimension is created, you can start adding the dimension values i.e. different countries, in each advertising channel.
You can do this by clicking the "Add new value" button. 

In the creation window that appears, you will have to choose the channel to create the value in, and then add rules to filter out the campaigns and group them under the dimensions value. For example, 

If you have naming conventions that you follow in AdWords at the campaign level which has the country names in it, then the rule for dimension value "US" can be:

  • Channel: Google AdWords
  • Level: Campaign
  • Filter: Campaign contains "US"
  • Dimension value Name: "United States

On clicking "Create Dimension Value", the dimension value will be created, and all campaigns that contain "US" will get tagged with the dimension value "United States" of the dimension "Country".

Similarly, you can create dimension values for different countries by clicking on "+".

As you may have different naming conventions being followed for different channels, you need to enter the rules for dimension value, separately for each advertisement channel. To do so, simply click on the desired Channel in the selector, and follow the steps above.

Note that two dimension values under a custom dimension for a channel, cannot be of different levels.

Once created, the dimension values will appear under the created custom dimension. 

The created dimension "Country" will be available to use in widgets, and can be added by following the same procedure for adding a regular dimension.

Please note that if there are overlapping values i.e. multiple values that satisfy more than one campaign, our systems will randomly associate any one of the value. Hence, make sure you don't have overlapping values.

Rule Locking

  1. Our systems could take up to 60 minutes to create a custom dimensions and tag all the ad elements with relevant dimension value. When you add a rule or edit a rule, that value is placed in a Locked state, and you will not be able to edit it until the changes have been fully applied on the data.
  2. You can see the lock status of a rule in the list of values - if a rule is locked, on hovering over that you can also see when it was locked. Once a rule has been fully applied on the data, it will be unlocked and free to edit again.

Now that you learnt how to create a custom dimension, this help doc will show you how to create a custom metric.

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