To increase the performance of the newsletter system we have introduced a restriction. It is no longer possible to send newsletters with embedded images that are approx. 1kB in size. It is always possible to include larger images by using a link.
NEW FEATURE IAB Transparency & Consent Framework (TCFv2.0) support
It is now possible to activate TCFv2.0 for a platform. The platform owner has to contact the Ingenious customer support. You can use Ingenious TCFv2.0 vendor ID or specify your own if you are registered on TCF as a vendor.
As a partner you now have the possibility to activate the TCFv2.0 functionality per ad space and choose between setup and restrictive mode. With the setup mode the correct macros for the tracking links will be generated and attached to your tracking links. Restrictive mode additionally applies TCF policies to the way we store and process tracking requests. The control appears on the ad space edit page as soon as TCFv2.0 is activated for the platform.
The current on-page tag for advertisers also contains two optional parameters to communicate TCF consent to Ingenious Platform.
As a platform owner you can now track account changes for Advertiser and Partner on the new Account Statements page. In this BETA-Version, also Advertiser will have access into their own credit account.
Here is what you can expect:
An overview of the current account balance of the account
View all balance changes in the selected period in chronological order
Detailed information on sender and receiver as well as additional details
Since Chrome Version 85 privacy-enhanced default referrer policies, some customers had increasing issues with tracking accuracy because the referrer was cut off. We solved this problem by sending of the document URL in a parameter to our Trail Application. This makes the tracking independent from referrer policy and enables advertisers to enhance their security by using of stricter referrer policy settings. To activate this improvement, please refresh your on-page tag. Read more …
Optional TCFv2.0 parameters added
As part of the coming TCFv2.0 support we added two optional parameters to communicate TCF consent to Ingenious Platform. The Trail Application accepts and stores the consent data submitted by on-page click or conversion tag. The customisation in UI and request filtering is currently in development, we will inform you in good time before the restriction becomes active. Read more …
BETA We have the Relationship Manager ready for an invite-only beta.
Just recently we released the Relationship Explorer and announced the upcoming Relationship Manager to fill the gaps for some highly requested features. Now we’re ready to bring it out in a closed beta. In the Manager you will always work in the context of one advertiser which will - amongst others - unlock the following features for you:
FEATURE Updating of fee model, commission model, commission rule and status of one or multiple relationships at a time
FEATURE Export of relationships
FEATURE Activities: Find out what changed, when it changed and who did the change on every relationship
You can simply forward any click parameters on redirects by providing parameter name with prefix fw_param_ (to add test_id=123 to the target URL just append &fw_param_test_id=229 to your tracking tag). However, this cannot work when the parameter to be forwarded is already configured on existing additional parameters. This is because parameter forwarding has a lower priority than additional parameters. To provide full flexibility we have made a new forwarding prefix fw_param_hp_ available. Parameters with this prefix will get a higher priority than additional parameters. Read more …
Ad impressions, clicks and untracked requests are already available for several weeks in the database that can be analysed with BigQuery. We have now developed a monitoring system that checks that this data is kept synchronized with other Ingenious databases.
You can simply forward any click / ad impression parameters on redirects providing parameter name with prefix fw_param_ (to add test_id=123 to the target URL just append &fw_param_test_id=229 to your tracking tag). However it could not work when the parameter to be forwarded were already configured on additional parameters, because parameter forwarding has a lower priority than additional parameters. To provide a full flexibility we have made a new forwarding prefix fw_param_hp_ available. Parameters with this prefix will get a higher priority than additional parameters.
CHANGE We rebuild the “Manage Relationship” page from scratch and renamed it to Relationship Explorer.
FEATURE It’s fast. Operations that took minutes before (Sorry about that) now take seconds at most.
FEATURE Activities: Find out what changed, when it changed and who did the change on every relationship.
FEATURE It comes with new permissions to make it suitable for your use case and give the users of your platform fine-grained access to the parts they should be able to view and edit (reference Access news)
FEATURE By utilizing various filters, you can narrow down the result set of relationships and applications
FEATURE Accept relationship applications
FEATURE Update the fee model, commission model, commission rule and status of a relationship
FEATURE new permission for external reference number
Added new permission to control if the external reference number can be changed. This is crucial if you want to avoid that your users change IDs which are managed in an external system (CRM, Billing System, ...)
FEATURE permissions for visibility of financial documents
A few more rights to control the visibility of financial documents. You can determine whether a advertiser has access to unconfirmed or rejected documents.
Proxy tracking is one of multiple methods to do first-party tracking with the Ingenious platform. It works without CNAMEs, which makes your tracking-setup even more robust. Read more …
Feature Implemented redirecting on Ad Impressions with multiple tracking domains
Our Traffic Redirection Policies didn’t allow redirects on ad impressions and clicks when tracking is called not from the registered tracking domain, which can be only one. Now it is possible on ad impressions for under “Allowed domains for ad impressions” whitelisted domains.
Feature Added enhanced information Untracked Requests in BigQuery
Tracking requests which could not be successfully processed (untracked) will become available via BigQuery soon. From now on additional information including error messages and missing advertiser/network ids are provided.
We have decided to wipe some dust of Server-Side Webhooks (previously known as Third-Party-Tracking). We are tackling some more or less known bugs and limitations as well as extending functionality and usability. Read more …
Feature Extensions for cookieless tracking with Click IDs
Ingenious Technologies offers cookieless and cross-device tracking solutions including click ID tracking and server-to-server event transmission for several years already. Based on the rising demand for cookieless tracking solutions, we comprehensively extended our click ID tracking. Read more ...
If you have partners which you give individual bonuses, kickbacks, or any other business-specific money transfer, our new module will allow you to cover these transactions using the same Ingenious billing system you are used to.
Have a look to our documentation to read more about the new features.
This release focused on the usability of the Advertiser Overview. We streamlined the design of the filters and the design of the table that displays your advertisers. Also, the release contained a workflow improvement: the overview will remember your filtered result set. If you apply filters and go into the settings of an Advertiser, you can go back to the Advertiser Overview with the use of your browser back button or the UI back button and then continue to work with the filtered result set.
Partner Groups are the new way to organize your Partners. Partner Groups provide a flexible, dynamic way to organize your Partners in groups.
You define a set of rules to group your Partners in order to later be able to address them using a name you provide.
Feature Ad space list in Ad media management replaced by Partner Groups
Gone are the times were you had to manage visibility of Ad media kits with individual lists of Ad spaces. Let’s be honest. It was a pain. Now you can organize your Partners in groups and then assign these groups to several Ad media kits. Modifying the visibility of multiple Ad media kits is now as easy as editing the single Partner Group that is assigned to them.
Feature Fixed: Some users where missing rights in certain areas
Before this release the system decided that some users had too many rights. Its reaction however was quite extreme as the system then decided to strip these users of all their rights. We convinced the system to stop this behaviour and even gave those users all their rights back.
The secure transmission of data over the network is an important concern, especially when it comes to tracking data. We have recently switched all tracking links in your platform to HTTPS per default. Read more ...
FIXED Convert to tracking links in HTML Ad media
When creating HTML Ad media, the platform allows converting links in your custom HTML into tracking links. Previously, the platform falsely identified some elements of your HTML as links. This is fixed now. Read more ...
From February 4th 2020 on, Google Chrome will handle SameSite Cookies different than before. This means that only cookies that fulfil certain requirements can be used for tracking.
Within the last few weeks we performed multiple incremental updates to our tracking technology related to the new requirements. Our tracking dynamically adjusts cookie settings depending on the user’s browser and the setup of the Advertiser. Read more ...