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Creating Your Distil Bot Discovery Tag

If you chose the Connect Manually option when setting up your Distil Bot Discovery account, follow the steps below to manually create your unique Distil Bot Discovery tag.

  1. Record your Google Analytics tracking ID:

    1. Log in to Google Analytics.

    2. Click ADMIN in the navigation bar.

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    3. Select an account from the menu in the ACCOUNT column. 


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    4. Select a property from the menu in the PROPERTY column. 


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    5. Under PROPERTY, click Tracking Info, and then click Tracking Code. 


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    6. Record the Google Analytics tracking ID.
      NOTE: Your GA tracking ID should be formatted as UA-xxxxxxxx-x.

  2. Create then record your Custom Dimension index number:

    1. Log in to Google Analytics.

    2. Click ADMIN in the navigation bar. 


    3. Under the PROPERTY COLUMN, Select Custom Definitions.

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    4. Select Custom Dimensions. 


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    5. Click the + New Custom Dimension button. 


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    6. Enter "Distil Bot Discovery Indicator" in the name field. 


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    7. Set Session as the scope.


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    8. Ensure the Active box is checked. 


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    9. Click Create.

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    10. Click Done.

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    11. Record the Custom Dimension index number.

      NOTE: Your Custom Dimension index number should be a number between 1 – 20.

  3. Create your Distil Bot Discovery tag.

    1. Return to your Distil Bot Discovery account.

    2. Enter your Google Analytics Tracking ID (from Step 1).

    3. Enter your Custom Dimension index number (from Step 2).
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    4. Click Copy to Clipboard and then click Next.

Now add the Distil Bot Discovery tag (from step 3e) in the <head> tag of your site, or deploy the tag to the pages you want to track.

NOTE: You can return to your Distil Bot Discovery account to create a new Distil Bot Discovery tag at any time.

Additionally, once you’ve created your unique Distil Bot Discovery tag, we provide a link to activate the new bot traffic segments in your Google Analytics view.

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