With a push of a button you can send your Branch data to your Google Analytics dashboard, helping you understand the power of Branch as an acquisition pathway. If you’re interested in the segment of users coming into your apps through Branch and want to measure their events against your other cohorts, this guide can help.
The Google Analytics integration is a premium feature
How does it work?
Once the Branch SDK is integrated into an app, Branch can detect which links are leading to installs, re-opens, and users’ actions. Enabling this integration and providing your Google Analytics Tracking Id will result in Branch automatically forwarding referred events to Google Analytics, in the exact format Google Analytics expects. This includes automatically setting various UTM tags that can be used to determine the source of new users.
What events does Branch send?
Branch will send referred installs and opens, as well as any custom events you track with Branch. Non-referred events, clicks, web session starts, and pageviews will be excluded. Branch also sends over analytics data that is attached to the link, whether it’s UTM tags or fields set on the Branch Dashboard (e.g. Campaign, Channel, Feature). This will allow you to analyze which campaigns, channels, etc. are helping you acquire and engage users. You can see the list of fields that we send to Google Analytics here.
What does it look like?
Branch events will appear alongside your other tracked events in Google Analytics. Here is an example of the Sources screen with test information set.
To view referred installs and opens, as well as any custom events you track with Branch as they are occur, navigate to Real-Time > Events. The event category for all referred Branch events is BranchEvent.