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Track YouTube video playback with Adobe Launch

Adobe Launch BCS 7 months ago (12-09) 1533 Views 18 Comments

In this section, we will talk about how to track Youtube video playback through Adobe Launch.

Test page: https://www.bbccss.com/youtube-test, I have put a Youtube video on this page, now I need to do some tracking on it.

If you have Google Tag Manager, you can take a look at Google Tag Manager Practical Guide:Youtube Video Tracking

Setup process

1、Install YouTube Player Embed Extensions

Click Extensions> Catalog in Adobe Launch, then search Youtube:

Track YouTube video playback with Adobe Launch

Click Install.

Let’s open this Extensions and see if there is anything that needs to be configured:

Track YouTube video playback with Adobe Launch

No configuration necessary. So the main configuration is on Rules.

2、Create a Rule

Create a Rule named Youtube

Track YouTube video playback with Adobe Launch

 

EVENTS

Create an EVENTS, and select YouTube Player Embed for Extensions. There are four types of Event Type: Time Played, Video End, Video Pause, and Video Play. Select Video Play here. The specific configuration is as follows:

Track YouTube video playback with Adobe Launch

 

ACTIONS

Create the first ACTIONS, here is to set what this data is sent through, such as eVars, Props or Event. Here we use Event and use Event4.

Track YouTube video playback with Adobe Launch

Create the second ACTIONS. Note that we are using s.t () here, and the playback form is regarded as a Page View.

Track YouTube video playback with Adobe Launch

 

Save!!

3、Test and Publish

Publish a library, then open https://www.bbccss.com/youtube-test and let the video play, finally open Adobe Experience Cloud Debugger:

Track YouTube video playback with Adobe Launch

Look, the playing event is tracked, event4.

 

In addition:

After creating ACTIONS, Extensions can choose YouTube Player Embed. Here you can control the video that is played: if it is a playlist, here you can control which video starts to play; or control where to start playing; and some control buttons for playback. Many settings:

Track YouTube video playback with Adobe Launch

 

If you use this, you need to start it to the first of ACTIONS, and then execute it before you can send data to Adobe Analytics.


If you don't understand, You can leave a comment below or email me (haran.huang@ichdata.com).
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  1. the rule is not triggering and it is not working in any way
    Jayakumar2020-06-12 14:00 Reply
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      Sorry, because my colleague modified some configuration, it has been adjusted, BCS
      BCS2020-06-15 16:55 Reply
  2. Its not working
    nil2020-06-09 15:31 Reply
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      I have added it, use even40, you can try it
      BCS2020-06-11 16:27 Reply
      • Didn't understand
        nil2020-06-11 16:38 Reply
  3. How can we track the video name? I don't see the option from the extension. Please let me know.
    Jayakumar2020-05-26 21:43 Reply
  4. Tried this approach, it didn't work. :???:
    Winston2020-03-13 12:38 Reply
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      Any hint or error message?
      BCS2020-03-13 15:49 Reply
      • In staging in debug mode, we don't see the extension (youtube embed) loading or the rule created (video start) firing.
        Winston2020-03-16 10:16 Reply
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          The CDN may not be updated so quickly after Publish. You can open the embed code in your browser, refresh it, and then test it.
          BCS2020-03-16 20:42 Reply
          • It is not working for me and even the rule is not firing on https://www.bbccss.com/youtube-test
            Shamshul2020-05-30 00:08
          • BCS
            The demo tracking on this page has been removed by me.
            BCS2020-05-30 11:29
          • It is not working at my end
            Shamshul2020-05-31 00:18
          • BCS
            The setting was removed .
            BCS2020-05-31 13:17
          • BCS
            I have added it, use even40, you can try it
            BCS2020-06-11 16:28
    • Hi, Were you able to find how to track video name or id Regards Karandeep Singh
      karan2020-06-12 21:02 Reply
      • Settled on using datalayer and custom link tracking to track video interactions.
        Winston2020-06-29 09:13 Reply