Choose attribution settings for your link

Choose custom attribution settings for new and existing users. These attribution settings are available for clicks and impressions.

You can change attribution settings at the network, campaign, and adgroup levels for your link. These settings are optional. If you skip this step, attribution settings that you chose during app setup will apply.

To avoid data discrepancies in Adjust, we recommend setting the same attribution windows across all your app platforms and ad networks for your app.

If you don't customize your link's attribution settings, we'll use your parent link's settings or (if those aren't customized either) your app-level settings.

Choose attribution settings

In the Attribution settings screen, depending on what settings you want to configure, follow the steps in the relevant section.

If you want to reset your custom attribution settings to the app-level settings, select Revert to app-level settings in the relevant section.

New user: attribution

  1. Set up attribution for clicks or impressions for new users.
Attribution methodAttribution window
Device matching (Always on)1 - 30 days
Probabilistic modeling1 - 24 hours
Device matching1 - 30 days
Probabilistic modeling1 - 24 hours
  1. Set up temporary attribution for clicks or impressions for new users.

You need to have either device matching or probabilistic modeling set to ON to enable temporary attribution.

Attribution methodAttribution window
Temporary attribution1 - 24 hours
1 - 90 days

Existing user: reattribution

  1. Set up reattribution for clicks or impressions for existing users.

Adjust can reattribute inactive users who return to your app through a retargeting campaign. You can turn on click-based reattribution or impression-based reattribution at any time.

When you turn on reattribution, you need to choose an inactivity period (how long the user must be away from your app) and a reattribution window (how long a click or impression is eligible for reattribution).

Reattribution methodWindow
Inactivity window0 - 365 days
Reattribution window1 - 30 days
Inactivity window0 - 365 days
Reattribution window1 - 24 hours
1 - 7 days
  1. Set up temporary reattribution for clicks or impressions for existing users.

Additionally, choose the Fallback reattribution source for events that occur outside of the reattribution window. This fallback source applies to both clicks and impressions.

  • Last eligible source - The last attribution source that meets all specified reattribution criteria
  • Organic
Changes you make to your fallback option are not applied to existing data. As a result, you can only choose one fallback option for all temporary reattribution settings, and we recommend you keep it permanently. If you change this, your data will have discrepancies.
Reattribution methodWindow
Temporary reattributionInactivity window: 0 - 365 days
Reattribution window: 1 - 24 hours, 1 - 90 days

Cross-device attribution

Choose how you want to attribute engagements from cross-device users for this link.

Attribution methodAttribution window
Probabilistic modeling6 - 72 hours

➡️ Next: Review setup and create your link