Does Piwik Pro always place any visit from a UTM-decorated URL into the “campaigns” channel? I am asking because I use this type of URL style for a few of my clients from their Google Business Profiles:
The premier senior independent living and retirement community in Columbus: Friendship Village of Dublin - a LifeCare community offering independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing care.
GA3 places this visit into the “Organic Search” channel. PP is not doing that, it’s placing the traffic into the Campaigns channel.
Yes if a URL contains utm_* parameters it will be seen as campaign:
Channel report | Piwik PRO help center
Bummer, that’s a serious deficiency compared to GA3. This prevents me (and others!) from using UTM codes to better differentiate traffic sources.
May 8, 2023, 2:22pm
@David_Culbertson You can use custom channel grouping to adjust channels to your needs.
Thanks for the suggestion but that’s not what I want. I want Piwik Pro to recognize that anytime “utm_medium=organic,” that session could use Search Engine as the channel - like GA3 does.
My research indicates that there are a TON of U.S. based agencies that use utm_medium in this way.
May 8, 2023, 2:47pm
Got it. Thanks for raising the topic and building our awareness.
Thank you for the consideration. I am huge advocate for Piwik Pro but also would like to see a few changes to more closely match GA3.