Discovering insights in Attribution AI
Attribution AI service instances provide insights which can be used to assist in making and measuring marketing decisions related to marketing performance and return on investment. Selecting a service instance provides visualizations and filters to assist you in understanding the impact of every customer interaction in each phase of the customer journey.
This document serves as a guide for interacting with service instance insights in the Adobe Intelligent Services user interface.
In order to utilize insights for Attribution AI, you need to have a service instance with a successful run status available. To create a new service instance visit the Attribution AI user interface guide . If you recently created a service instance and it is still training and scoring, please allow 24 hours for it to finish running.
Service instance insights overview
In the Adobe Experience Platform UI, click Services in the left navigation. The Services browser appears and displays available Adobe Intelligent Services. In the container for Attribution AI, click Open .
The Attribution AI service page appears. This page lists service instances of Attribution AI and displays information about them, including the name of the instance, conversion events, how often the instance is run, and the status of the last update. Click on a service instance name to begin.
Only service instances that have completed successful scoring runs can be selected.
Next, the insights page for that service instance appears, where you are provided with visualizations and a number of filters to interact with your data. The visualizations and filters are explained in more detail throughout this guide.
Service instance details
To view additional details for a service instance, click Show more in the top-right.
A detailed list appears. For more information on any of the properties listed, please visit the Attribution AI user guide .
Edit an instance
To edit an instance, click Edit in the top-right navigation.
The edit dialog box appears, allowing you to edit the description and scoring frequency of the instance. To confirm your changes and close the dialog, click Edit in the bottom-right corner.
The More actions button is located in the top-right navigation next to Edit . Clicking More actions opens a dropdown that allows you to select one of the following operations:
- Delete : Deletes the instance.
- Download summary data : Downloads a CSV file containing the summary data.
- Access scores : Clicking Access scores redirects you to the access scores for Attribution AI tutorial .
- View run history : A popover containing a list of all the scoring runs associated with the service instance appears.
Filtering your data
Attribution AI insights allow you to filter your data and automatically update the UI visuals based on your selected filters.
By default, every filter is set to "All" except the Attribution model filter which is set to "Incremental and Influenced attributed conversions".
When you create a new instance in Attribution AI, one of the required fields is "Conversion events". Conversion events are Business objectives that identify the impact of marketing activities, such as, e-commerce orders, in-store purchases, and website visits.
From within the instance, the Conversion events dropdown allows you to select any of the events defined for your instance in order to filter your data. Selecting specific events changes the UI visualizations to only populate conversions belonging to those events.
Clicking Attribution model opens a dropdown with all of the different attribution models available. You can select multiple models to compare results. For more information on the different attribution models and how they work, visit the Attribution AI overview which contains a table with information on each model.
The Product filter allows you to select from any products that were initially ingested in the creation of your instance. Click the dropdown and use the search feature to quickly select all of the products you wish to compare.
The Geography filter populates country codes based on region-based models. Depending on your data this filter may or may not be present.
Country codes are two characters long. A complete list can be found here ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 .
This filter is only present if you performed the optional step region-based modeling in the Attribution AI user interface guide when creating your service instance.
This filter allows you select any regions you set up in the instance creation process.
Clicking the Channel filter reveals a dropdown containing all of your available marketing channels. You can select multiple channels to compare them.
Click the calendar icon to open the date range popover. The beginning and end conversion event dates determine the amount of data populated in the UI. You can choose to narrow or broaden the date range in order to focus or expand the amount of data populated.
Overview of your data
The Overview card shows your total conversions by attribution model. The total number changes based on how specific you make your search using the filters outlined previously in this document. Selecting more models adds additional circles to the Overview, each with its own color corresponding to the legend.
The Weekly trends card breaks down your total conversion by the date range you set during the filtering process.
Clicking the ellipses in the top-right of the Weekly trends card displays a drop down allowing you to select daily, weekly, or monthly trends.
Hovering over the data line of a specific attribution model creates a popover that shows the total number of conversions for that date.
Breakdown by channel
The Breakdown by channel card is used to determine the total number of conversions in relation to each channel. This card can be used to help make decisions on the effectiveness of each channel and the return on investment.
Clicking the ellipses in the top-right of the Breakdown by channel card opens a drop down allowing you to populate data based on touchpoints.
The Top campaigns card displays an overview of your campaigns and how the campaign is performing in each channel. This card can help inform your team of the effectiveness of a specific campaign for a given channel and provide insight into where to further invest.
Once you have finished filtering the data and are able to display the appropriate information, you have the option to access the scores. For an in-depth guide on how to access your scores, visit the access scores in Attribution AI tutorial. Additionally, you can also download your summary data as indicated in more actions . Selecting "Download summary data" downloads the summary data aggregated by dates.
The following video is designed to assist with learning how to use the Attribution AI insights page to understand the ROI of marketing channels and campaigns.