- Apr 21, 2023
- By LeadsRx
Marketing attribution is a crucial aspect of digital marketing that helps businesses understand which marketing channels and campaigns are driving the most revenue and ROI. With the release of Google Analytics 4, there have been significant changes in how marketing attribution is tracked. While GA4 provides a lot of useful data, there are still some marketing attribution models that it cannot track.
In this blog post, we will discuss some of the marketing attribution models that Google Analytics 4 cannot track, and what you can do to ensure you get the most accurate marketing attribution data possible.
View-through conversions are actions taken by users who have seen your ad but did not click on it. GA4 cannot track view-through conversions, as it only records data for users who clicked on your ad. However, view-through conversions can be valuable in measuring the effectiveness of display ads and other non-click-based campaigns.
To track view-through conversions, you can use third-party tools such as AdRoll, which allows you to track conversions for users who have seen but not clicked on your ads.
Google Analytics 4 is primarily designed to track online interactions, which means that it cannot track offline conversions. If your business relies on offline conversions, such as phone calls or in-store visits, you may need to use additional tracking tools to measure the effectiveness of your marketing campaigns.
One solution is to use call-tracking software, which allows you to track phone calls generated by your marketing campaigns. Another option is to use location-based tracking tools, such as Foursquare, which can track in-store visits generated by your marketing campaigns.
Time Decay Attribution
Time decay attribution is a marketing attribution model that assigns a higher value to marketing touchpoints that occur closer to the conversion event. This model assumes that the closer a touchpoint is to the conversion event, the more influential it was in driving the conversion.
Google Analytics 4 does not support time decay attribution, as it uses a different attribution model called data-driven attribution. However, you can still use time decay attribution by exporting your GA4 data and using third-party tools to calculate attribution based on the time decay model.
First-click attribution is a marketing attribution model that gives credit to the first marketing touchpoint that a user interacts with. This model assumes that the first touchpoint is the most influential in driving the conversion.
GA4 does not support first-click attribution, as it uses a different attribution model called position-based attribution. However, you can still use first-click attribution by exporting your GA4 data and using third-party tools to calculate attribution based on the first-click model.
In conclusion, Google Analytics 4 provides a wealth of data for tracking marketing attribution, but there are still some models that it cannot track. To get the most accurate marketing attribution data possible, you may need to use additional tracking tools or export your GA4 data and use third-party tools to calculate attribution based on different models.
By using LeadsRx, you can track these attributions and get a more accurate understanding of how your marketing campaigns are performing. LeadsRx provides a comprehensive attribution solution that integrates with a wide range of marketing platforms and provides real-time insights into your marketing performance.