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Cohorts

A cohort is a group of users who perform a certain sequence of ad events within a specific timeframe.

Some examples of cohorts are

  • Users who have seen > N banner ads in the last M days from a Network(s)
  • Users who have clicked > N interstitial ads in the last M days from a certain category of advertisers
  • Users who have played > N rewarded ads in the last M days from a certain creative ID.
  • Users who have completed > N interstitial ads in the last M days from app bidding networks.
  • New users who have seen > N rewarded ads in the last M days

Cohorts can be used for the following

  • Analyzing the impact of ad engagement on retention, and LTV.
  • Added to segment definition to control ad exposure and manage LTV.

Define Cohorts#

Navigate to Audiences / Cohorts, to use cohorts. Select a start event, return event and event properties to narrow down to the cohort you want to analyze.

You can define cohorts on the basis of the following set of events and properties.

Starting Event#

Cohorts are defined using a starting event, which is either the First Launch or App Open.

EventDescription
App LaunchThis event is fired the first time a user opens the app after installation.
App OpenThis event is fired once per session and for every session.

Return Event#

Return events are ad events, which define the returning condition a user must meet to be included in a cohort. Return events can be App Open, Impression, Click, Video Play, and Video Complete.

EventDescription
ImpressionThis event is fired everytime a user sees an ad.
ClickThis event is fired everytime a user clicks on an ad and goes to a landing page.
Video PlayThis event is fired everytime a user plays a video ad.
Video CompleteThis event is fired everytime a user completes watching a video ad.
InteractionsThis event is fired everytime a user taps an ad and continues to stay in the ad.

Event Property#

Ad events can be further qualified by Network, Advertiser, Creative and Format. Only return events support these properties. The properties supported are the following:

PropertyDescription
Network NameThe network that triggered the event.
Integration TypeThe integration type that triggered the event.
ADomainThe advertiser that triggered the event. Please note that coverage of adomain is restricted to S2S networks only. We are working on increasing the coverage across networks.
Creative CategoryThe category of the creative that trigged the event. Please note that coverage of adomain is restricted to S2S networks only. We are working on increasing the coverage across networks.
Creative IdThe id of the creative that trigged the event. Please note that coverage of adomain is restricted to S2S networks only. We are working on increasing the coverage across networks.
FormatThe ad unit format that trigged the event. It can be one of Banner, MREC, Interstitial, Rewarded or Native.

Cohort Analysis#

Cohort Analysis you have a 360 degree view on how your monetization strategies and tactics are impacting user retention and LTV. You can analyze cohorts based on experiments you run, segments your create, and so on... Please view the list of user filters to understand the full power of this tool.

To analyze cohorts, in addition to defining the cohort you will have to select specific filters. These filters are listed below.

User Filters#

Users within a cohort can be filtered based on the following attributes:

FiltersDescription
DateThe timeframe for which you are querying. Possible filters are Today, Yesterday, Last 7 Days, Last 14 Days, Last 30 Days, This Month, Last Month, and custom date range till beginning of last month.
User LifetimeThe lifetime for which it is meaningful to track user activity and monitor retention or LTV.
AppThe apps registered and monetized in the account.
Ad UnitThe ad units configured to monetize different real-estates in the apps.
CountryThe markets where the apps are monetized.
Ad LineThe placements and price points configured for each network across markets, ad units, and apps.
ExperimentThe experiment and it's variant that is exposed to users.
SegmentThe user segment to which users in the cohort belong.

Save Cohorts#

You can define cohorts, for the following purposes:

  • customize ad experience: traffic allocation, frequency caps, timeouts etc...
  • customize open auction: add / drop ad lines, add / drop networks etc...

To save a cohort click on Save Cohort, after selecting the starting event, return event, and event properties.

Please note that report filters are not saved as part of a cohort.