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Integrating DoubleClick

DoubleClick Bid Manager (DBM) and DoubleClick Campaign Manager (DCM) are a DSP and Adserver, respectively. Adjust can pass back data from your Adjust tracking, as well as attribute users for apps promoted via DCM-served creatives and/or DBM-bought impressions.

Events transmitted:
  • Installs
  • Reattributions
  • Sessions
  • Optional events
Data usage: 
  • App name
  • IP address
  • User agent
  • Hashed device IDs
  • Tracking Enabled flag
Partner parameters:
  • For in-app events only

Activate the module

Activate the module by adding your auth token into the DoubleClick settings panel. You then send each event type (including installs, sessions, and reattributions) to DoubleClick by defining a corresponding floodlight in your DoubleClick UI. You can then export the floodlights from the DoubleClick UI, receiving a text file with a URL for each floodlight (like a pixel).

For example, to send installs, we first define an “install” floodlight. Download the floodlight from within your DoubleClick interface and extract the last URL in each floodlight - the text file may contain several. You are looking for URLs that look something like this:

  https://123456789.fls.DoubleClick.net/activityi;src=123456;type=adjust;cat=adjus000;ord=1?

You then want to extract the “cat”, “type”, and “src” parameters out of this URL (in this case the values adjus000adjust, and 123456, respectively). These are the parameters that you add in your Adjust dashboard.

doubleclick-module

Once you have activated the DoubleClick module, you are ready to set up your campaigns using a URL leading directly to your app store page. If you want to track clicks for your DoubleClick campaigns, please reach out to support@adjust.com.

As reattributions are automatically generated, you have the possibility to have them blocked via the Track Reattribution switch if you are not running any reattribution campaigns.

Link in-app events

If you want to send in-app events to DoubleClick, please enter the Event Linking part and enter the corresponding “type” and “cat” parameters for each event that you want to link. It is also possible to send event Partner Parameters to DoubleClick. Please be aware that DoubleClick requires specific parameter names to accept event Partner Parameters:

  ord, qty, cost, u1, ..., u100

where

  ord: the unique order ID of sales event
  qty: the quantity of the sales event
  cost: the cost of the sales event
  u1, ..., u100: any other custom parameter

We recommend reading through the DoubleClick API docs for details.

Minimize discrepancies

If you are experiencing reporting discrepancies between DoubleClick and Adjust, we recommend the following solutions:

  1. Make sure that your click and impression attribution windows are synced between Adjust and DoubleClick. Please check to ensure your attribution windows are aligned for both DoubleClick and Adjust. Note that Adjust uses a 7-day click window by default (which can be modified with adjustable attribution windows). If you are running impression campaigns with DoubleClick, then be sure to enable impression tracking in Adjust.
  2. Generate a DoubleClick report on invalid activity to determine if DoubleClick is incorrectly discarding events as spam.