How to Add Click Trackers in Social Display Creative

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The most common Click Trackers are:


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Please make sure you aren't adding the trackers to the DSP/Ad server, if you already adding it in the Nova platform, just to avoid double firing of the trackers.

You can add the trackers either in the DSP or in Nova Platform, but we recommend adding them in Nova Platform.

 

Any changes to the following require updates in the Nova Creative UI and a NEW ad tag to be generated and trafficked:

  • Impression trackers
  • Click trackers
  • IAS/MOAT/DoubleVerify trackers (if added to the Injection Code field)

 

Google Campaign Manager (DDM / DCM)

  • The most common type of click tracker

Click Tag

https://ad.doubleclick.net/ddm/trackclk/N636.285985MEDIAIQ/B20586548.260746160;dc_trk_aid=456683171;dc_trk_cid=124904844;dc_lat=;dc_rdid=;tag_for_child_directed_treatment=;tfua=

Note: If the click tag contains [timestamp] – it can be left as is



  • Add the URL in the Nova Creative UI

Note: You can easily tell if the URL is a click tracker (vs. an impression tracker) if you spot /ddm/trackclk in the URL

 

Google Ad Manager (GAM / DFP)

  • Another common click tracker

Click Tag

https://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/clk?id=5084912393&iu=/5268/jn.pt/Clickcommand

Note:  If the click tag contains [timestamp] – it can be left as is



  • Add the URL in the Nova Creative UI

Note: Some GAM click trackers do not properly redirect to a webpage

Warning: Do NOT add them to the Landing Page URL. Add them to the click tracker field of the Nova UI

 

Click Trackers vs Landing Page URLs

  • Landing Page URL is the primary destination page where the consumer is taken when the ad is clicked

Note: The destination URL is known as the Landing Page URL in the Nova Creative UI

  • If provided with a click tracker only, use the URL that the click tracker redirects to as the Landing Page URL
  • Then add the tracker URL as a standard click tracker in the Nova Creative UI

Example Scenario:

(1) Click tracker:

https://ad.doubleclick.net/ddm/trackclk/N778265.1270091PUBLISHER.FR/B23524584.260447267;dc_trk_aid=456414509;dc_trk_cid=124655216;dc_lat=;dc_rdid=;tag_for_child_directed_treatment=;tfua=

(2) Click tracker redirects to:

https://www.advertiser.com/vehicules/corsa-f/vue-d-ensemble.html?systeme=displaydisplayclassic&mission=Corsa&utm_campaign=Corsa23716@&utm_source=Mediacom&utm_publisher=publisher&utm_medium=display&utm_format=pagepostphoto&utm_creative=NewCorsa&moi=Corsa&cid=D_23524584_260447267_456414509_NewCorsa-pagepostphoto@248274@
  • For the above scenario:
    • The Landing Page URL of the creative should be (2)
    • The tracker (1) should be added as a standard click tracker in the Nova UI

Warning: Some GAM click trackers do not properly redirect to a webpage. Do NOT add them to the CTA destination field


Example GAM click tracker:

(1) Click tracker:

https://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/clk?id=5084912393&iu=/5268/jn.pt/Clickcommand

(2) It does not redirect to anywhere
(3) Ask the partner for an appropriate landing page destination to add to the Landing Page URL
(4) Add the click tracker to the appropriate click tracker field

 

Mismatch Between Click Tracker and Destination URL

  • The Landing Page URL provided by the client may not be the same as the final page URL the click tracker redirects to
  • Clarify which URL should be used
  • The URL which the click tracker redirects to is generally the correct one to use
  • This is because it usually contains the UTM tracking parameters

Example Scenario:

(1) Click tracker:

https://ad.doubleclick.net/ddm/trackclk/N778265.1270091PUBLISHER.FR/B23524584.260447267;dc_trk_aid=456414509;dc_trk_cid=124655216;dc_lat=;dc_rdid=;tag_for_child_directed_treatment=;tfua=

(2) Click tracker redirects to:

https://www.advertiser.com/vehicules/corsa-f/vue-d-ensemble.html?systeme=displaydisplayclassic&mission=Corsa&utm_campaign=Corsa23716@&utm_source=Mediacom&utm_publisher=publisher&utm_medium=display&utm_format=pagepostphoto&utm_creative=NewCorsa&moi=Corsa&cid=D_23524584_260447267_456414509_NewCorsa-pagepostphoto@248 274@

(3) Destination (provided separately):

https://www.advertiser.com/vehicules/corsa-f/vue-d-ensemble.html
  • For the above scenario:
    1. The destination of the creative should be (2)
    2. The tracker (1) should be added as a standard click tracker in the Nova Creative UI

Note: Remember to notify the partner of the change

 

Landing Page URL Credits Social Platform

  • The Landing Page URL may contain a UTM parameter that gives credit to a social platform (e.g. Facebook).
  • This should be changed to the name of the publisher/agency


Example Scenario:
(1) Destination provided:

https://www.advertiser.com/vehicules/corsa-f/vue-d-ensemble.html?utm_source=facebook

(2) Destination updated to:

https://www.advertiser.com/vehicules/corsa-f/vue-d-ensemble.html?utm_source=telegraph
  • For the above scenario:
    1. The Landing Page URL (1) gives credit to a social platform (e.g.?UTM_source=facebook)
    2. It is changed in (2) to credit your publisher or agency (e.g.?UTM_source=telegraph)
    3. Notify the client of the change

 

Multiple Click Trackers are Provided

  • Verify the following:
    • If the trackers all redirect to the same page
    • If they match the destination page URL (if provided separately)
  • If not all of them match, clarify with the client which one should be used
  • Multiple click trackers are supported in the Nova Creative UI

Warning: Do not add a click tracker to both the Landing Page URL AND click tracker field. This will double-count clicks!

 

DCM Click Trackers and IAB TCF v2.0 Support (GDPR)

  • Google Campaign Manager Click tracking tags recently added support for the IAB
    Transparency & Consent Framework v2.0 (IAB TCF v2.0)
  • Campaign Manager can receive and pass on user permissions dictating if the users can be added to remarketing lists and attribution reports
  • The consent data is included in the Campaign Manager click tracking URLs in the form of macros such as:
gdpr=${GDPR};gdpr_consent=${gdpr_consent_755}

Example DCM Click Tracking URL with GDPR Macros applied:

https://ad.doubleclick.net/ddm/trackclk/N234004.2466709TIMEOUTNY/B24632473.282556380;dc_trk_aid=477909821;dc_trk_cid=137970972;dc_lat=;dc_rdid=;tag_for_child_directed_treatment=;tfua=;gdpr=${GDPR};gdpr_consent=${GDPR_CONSENT_755}
  • Publishers operating in the European Economic Area:
    • Campaign Manager will not track users if not provided consent
    • Ad events where the above macros are missing will not be tracked

Note: If the GDPR macros are missing the click event is still valid and will be counted, the user will just not be added to attribution reports or remarketing lists

  • To ensure that the new GDPR consent macros are properly passed on to Campaign Manager for Social Display creatives
  • Add the click tracking URL to the 'Trackers' section on the Creative page (as specified above) - no other action is required


 

Having any questions or facing an issue in adding click trackers? Send us your request to support@createwithnova.com