July 11th, 2007 | Published in Google DoubleClick
It's not just the last click – or is it?
A number of studies have highlighted a growing concern that the logic of attributing conversions to only the last click just doesn’t always hold. With some claiming it’s not only the last click but the last search click that matters when evaluating user intent, it’s become increasingly difficult to parse truth from fiction and, more importantly, understand how to buy, plan, and optimize digital media.
With these concerns in mind DoubleClick has developed the Exposure to Conversion Report (E2C). A new advanced report, available in DFA’s ReportCentral, the E2C will allow customers to view up to 10 exposures leading to a conversion. Exposures will include display (Rich media, video and standard) views and clicks as well as DART Paid Search clicks. Information available for each exposure can include campaign, site, site placement, creative and timing details. You will also be able to select up to 20 spotlight activities to designate as conversions to evaluate user pathways (ad exposures) driving to each.
The E2C offers the opportunity to gain better insight into the way your media allocation strategy drives conversions. You will be able to determine for yourself whether it is display, search and display, or just search that is in fact driving your customers to convert. Ultimately, the E2C affords deeper understanding of how search and display influence conversion for your campaigns and how you can optimize your media spend to maximize ROI.
The Exposure to Conversion report will be available in DFA’s ReportCentral beginning July 21st. For pricing and enablement information please contact your Account Manager.