Click and Impressions URLs

Once the tracking link is created, you will see the view page:

The Click-URL and Impressions-counter URL are the most interesting items here.

  • Click URLs are intended to count clicks and perform post click attribution.
  • Impression URL supports view counting and post view attribution.

If you hover your mouse over links, Copy URL buttons will appear.

When you are launching a campaign, your next step normally would be to copy the required link and share it with your partner (through your manager or using your partner's web interface). In most cases, you need not know anything about the link structure: just copy the entire link and share it with your partner. However, knowing a little bit more may be helpful sometimes. A detailed description of links structure and sources of their parameters is provided below.

Click URLs: under the bonnet

Click URLs and Impression URLs are very similar. They only differ by one character (/c/ and /i/, respectively). So, to keep things simple, we will talk only about click URLs.

Any click URL consists of three components:

  1. Click URL base: https://trk.mail.ru/c/
  2. Tracking link identifier formatted as a12345. This identifier is used for attribution (i. e. for linking new installations or first site visit to post click conversions).
  3. Parameters (note that a question mark is to be inserted between the link identifier and its set of parameters — otherwise the link will not work).

Click URL parameters

Click URL parameters look like this: mt_gaid={mt_gaid}.
Where mt_gaid — is parameter's name, and {mt_gaid} is a macro. When displaying an ad to users, your partner will have to replace the macro with a value. Different partners may have different macros for the same parameters.
Parameters are separated with an &.

Device identifiers

Most links include the following default parameters: mt_gaid (for Android) and mt_idfa (for iOS). These parameters are used for device_id-matchng (an attribution method). They also may be used to process postbacks from your partners.

SubID

SubID parameters are used to obtain more granular stats. To the standard hierarchy Campaign → Tracking link you can add more than one SudID, for example, → Ad network → Ad set → and other data on the traffic source. Using SubIds gives you some advantages:

  • there is no need to start a separate campaign for each traffic source, it's enough to specify details via SubID;
  • detailed stats can be generated for each campaign (there are 9 levels of data detail);
  • the analysis of each level allows you to thoroughly assess the quality of traffic and optimize the campaign by increasing/decreasing the use of individual sources (for example, a specific ad network or an ad set).

MyTracker supports up to 9 SubID entries:

  • mt_network
  • mt_campaign
  • mt_adset
  • mt_creative
  • mt_sub1, mt_sub2, mt_sub3, mt_sub4, mt_sub5

We recommend you using named SubIDs according to their names (for networks, campaigns, ad sets, and creatives), and using numbered SubIDs only if 4 levels of detail are not sufficient.

If your integrated partner supports SubID transmission, the required parameters will be present in your click URLs by default.

When configuring integration with an additional partner (a partner that you have created in MyTracker), you still can insert SubID entries into relevant URLs: all you need to do is to add them, separated by an &, to the end of the link:

https://trk.mail.ru/c/?mt_gaid={mt_gaid}&mt_sub1={sub1}&mt_sub2={sub2}

If your partner has provided you with the list of supported macros (for example, told you that a macro named %%OFFER%% should be used for sub1, and %%BANNER%% should be used for sub2), you can specify them in MyTracker, following the instructions for Partner macros. In this case, parameters mt_sub1=%%OFFER%% and mt_sub2=%%BANNER%% will be inserted into your click URLs automatically (and you will not have to add them manually).

Postback parameters

Some partners add extra values to the click URL and insist that they be transmitted in postbacks. If a partner postback contains
param={clickId}
then, the click URL will automatically include clickId={clickId}

You can also configure macros for such parameters. For example, if you configure macros as follows:

then instead of
clickId={clickId}
the click URL will include:
clickId=%%CLICK_ID%%

Supplying parameters to target URLs and deep links

You can pass parameters from a click URL to the relevant target URL and deep link. For more details, see the section Patterns for URLs.