Question: Because we cannot go back in time to put "New" or "Returning" in our Digital Data Layer User Object (digitalData.user.profile.profileInfo.returningStatus) for capture in a variable, is there any other way identify "New/Return" users for individual applications* within a global report suite?
Background: A more complete definition of "First Time Visit" is something like "Visit Number = 1 for the Visitor in this report suite".
Problem: We define segments for each application and create corresponding Virtual Report Suites based off them.
Any help would be appreciated.
*We capture "Application Name" for each unique application in every reporting call.
I guess there are at least two fancy solutions to get rid of the problem. be careful that not both work if you are interested in single visitor ID's, but work for overall numbers:
I hope one of those solution might help you get your desired numbers. I'm quite happy with my solution (2) since it's a calc. metric which I can add to any dashboard I want (whereas No 1 might not work... but haven't tested it).
let me know if you need more knformation