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Channel Level Access

The "Channel" level of a Branch account is the fourth level of access and includes access (either edit or read-only) to the following functionality:

Channel Level
Web to App Journeys Banners Deepviews Desktop SMS
Ads Partner Management
Email Email Manager
Organic Search Organic Search
Referrals Reward Rules
Data Import & Export Data Feeds Manager Data Integrations Webhooks

Web to App

Journeys Banners

If you are an Admin, you have edit access to the Manager tab.

You can turn Journeys on and off, clone them, or view performance.

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A Journey can have one of four states:

State Meaning Next Stage
Draft Not yet published, editable Active
Active Live for your users, editable Stopped
Stopped Not live for your users, editable Active or Archived
Archived Not live for your users, editable none

You can activate a journey directly from the creation flow, or from Start in the Actions menus in the Journeys Manager.

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Editing a live Journey

You may edit Journeys in all states; if you do, however, your Journeys' performance and analytics may change. If you do decide to make a change, we recommend making a note of what you changed and when you made the change.

Creating a Journeys Banner

Please refer to the Journeys App Banners article for an in-depth tutorial on how to create a Journeys Banner.

Deepviews

If you are an Admin, you have edit access to the Deepviews section.

You can create new Deepview templates either by duplicating the default Branch Public Template, or by creating a new one from scratch. New Deepview templates are shared between all platforms (iOS, Android, and desktop), and cannot be deleted after creation.

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Creating a Deepview

Please refer to the Deepviews article for an in-depth tutorial on how to create a Deepview.

Desktop SMS - Text Me the App

When users click your links on desktop, they have the option to text themselves a link to download your app. We provide this by default on every Branch link, but you can also create your own fully-branded Text Me The App page.

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Left: Branch default. Right: a customized version.

Text Me the App

Please refer to the Text Me the App article for an in-depth tutorial on how to create a Text Me the App page.

Ads

Partner Management

If you are an Admin, you have edit access to the Partner Management tab.

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Each Universal Ad Partner has the following settings:

  • Account Settings
    • Partner Credentials; e.g. API Key, SDK Key, Security Token.
  • Postback Config
    • Partner supported postback templates per conversion type
  • Link Parameters
    • Parameters added to the Partner's link by default; not editable.
  • Attribution Windows
    • Use a custom attribution window to match AdAction Engage's attribution windows. This overrides your app level attribution windows.

Enabling an Ad Partner

Please refer to Branch's List of Universal Ad Partners to view a complete list of our integrated Universal Ad Partners and instructions on how to enable each partner.

Email

Email Manager

If you are an Admin, you have edit access to the Manager tab.

You can enable/disable Universal Email Partners and view integration information.

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Enabling an Universal Email Partner

Please refer to Branch's List of Universal Email Partners article to view a complete list of our integrated Universal Email Partners and instructions on how to enable each partner.

Aggregate Data Access Required

Access to the Organic Search section also requires access to Aggregate Data

Enable automatic sitemap generation by checking the Automatic sitemap generation checkbox.

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Once you enable this, your app will be included in our nightly job to automatically generate sitemaps. These sitemaps can be scraped by Google, and all of the included links can then be indexed.

After you've enabled App Indexing, this page will showcase the following data:

  1. The date the sitemap files were last generated (and included at least one of your links)
  2. The total number of links to unique pieces content that Branch has included in sitemaps
  3. The date Google last scraped your links
  4. The total number of times that Google has scraped links to your content

Both the sitemap itself and statistics about Google scraping your links are updated via nightly map-reduce jobs.

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Google App Indexing & Apple Spotlight Search

Please refer to the Firebase App Indexing article for an in-depth tutorial on Google's Firebase App Indexing .

Please refer to the Spotlight Search article for an in-depth tutorial on Apple's Spotlight Search.

Referrals

If you are an Admin, you have edit access to the Reward Rules tab.

Reward Rules

You can create new rules, edit existing rules and archive unwanted rules.

You can automatically give awards based on events taken by users.

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Properties you can define:

  1. Who gets a reward
  2. How many credits the reward is
  3. Which bucket the credits go to
  4. Whether the reward occurs the first time or every time
  5. Which event triggers the reward

Promo codes has been deprecated

Our Promo codes feature on the dashboard has been deprecated. Please use reward rules to trigger referral rewards for your users.

Example Reward Rules

Please refer to the Referral Programs article for examples and a sample iOS app.

Data Import & Export

If you are an Admin, you have edit access to the sections below.

Data Feeds Manager

Sensitive Data Access Required

Access to the Data Feeds Manager tab also requires access to Sensitive Data.

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  • Data Export API - Programmatically access Branch event data with granular details like timestamp, OS, and more.
  • Query API - Programmatically query for any of the pre-aggregated Branch event data that you can see on the dashboard.

Data Integrations

Sensitive Data Access Required

Access to the Data Feeds Manager tab also requires access to Sensitive Data.

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Enabling a Data Integration

Please refer to Branch's List of Data Integrations article to view a complete list of our Data Integrations and instructions on how to enable each integration.

Webhooks

Sensitive Data Access Required

Access to the Data Feeds Manager tab also requires access to Sensitive Data.

You can add new webhooks, edit existing webhooks and archive unwanted webhooks.

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Webhook Setup

Please refer to the Webhooks article for an in-depth tutorial on how to configure webhooks.