Hi to all,
I have a problem and I don't know the cause.
I have this setup where marketing channel "offline" is populated if in query string there is the word "offline"
But in the marketing channel report i saw that this traffic goes to "direct" channel.
how is it possibile? do you have any ideas?
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@francescop47742I don't think that processing rule change is a cause for this. BUT I do think that your eVar's expiration is a factor in your report.
Recall that Marketing Channels are processed with every hit. And a visit consists of many hits. In AA, a visit will not change if the tracking code changes. So what your report could be showing is that for some visits, users' Marketing Channels are being changed after some hits, e.g. to "Direct". But their hits are still coming in close enough that they comprise the same visit.
As a result, your Query String Parameter is being correlated with other Marketing Channels.
As I can see in the workspace you are using "Visit" metric in Marketing channel report.If we are looking into a marketing channel report in Adobe Analytics, the Adobe recommends using only the "Marketing channels instances" metric.
This metric measures the number of times a marketing channel was defined in an image request, including standard page views and custom link calls. Does not include persisted values.
Instances show the total number of times that a user clicked to your website and the Marketing Channel changed. Similar to its use in other analytic tools, the Marketing Channel persists beyond the initial click-through until the user clicks through from another campaign or referring domain. Visits here means the total number of visits where the most recent Marketing Channel was, such as email. Therefore, Marketing Channel Instances here gives the total number of clicks from email.
We don't see your direct rule but I take it, it is below this one looking at your screenshot. Are you looking at a date range that is post the change/creation of the rule?