Understanding the Red Dot Indicator
Cometly provides a visual aid, a red dot, to alert you of potential UTM setup errors on your campaigns, ad sets, ad groups, and ads. If you see a red dot next to any of these items, it indicates a possible mistake in the setup of the UTM parameters.
Step 1: Identify what ad channel is displaying the error
The troubleshooting steps are different depending on the ad channel. Hover over or click on the red dot. A tooltip will appear indicating that you have a set up issue.
Step 2: Ensure you have the correct UTM parameters on your ads
For your ClickBank space, you must have the correct UTM parameters on your ads or you will see a UTM Setup Error.
For Facebook & TikTok
For Facebook and TikTok, you can easily check your parameter configuration by navigating to the Cometly Ads Manager for your Facebook ad account or TikTok ad account and changing the columns to the preset 'Tracking Status'.
Make sure you go to the 'Ad Level' in the Cometly Ads Manager to see the Ad Link and URL Parameters.
TikTok should have parameters directly on the link.
If you need help updating your Facebook UTM parameters for your Events space, please visit our ClickBank help article and watch the 8 minute set up video to ensure you have set up your UTM parameters correctly on the Website URL for your Facebook campaigns.
If you need help updating your TikTok UTM parameters, please click the link below:
For Google, you can easily check your parameters by navigating to the Cometly Ads Manager and select your Google Ad account.
Google uses a campaign tracking template, that is located at the 'Campaign Level'.
Select 'URL Params' in the columns
You should now see the tracking template, ensure that is the correct tracking template.
Cometly needs the following UTM parameter code attached to the end of every Website URL in the 'Tracking Template' section of each of your Google ads:
To set these up inside the Google Ads manager, navigate to Settings > Campaign Settings and select the campaigns that you want to track with Cometly. Then click Edit > Change tracking templates.
Then you should see a box labeled New tracking template and this is where you will need to place the UTM parameters listed above.
Once those parameters have been pasted, you can click "Apply" to apply those changes. This will put your ads back into review, but will not affect the delivery of the ad once the ad is approved.
If you need additional help updating your Google UTM parameters for your ClickBank space, please click the button below.
Step 3: Wait for updates
Please allow Cometly up to 1 hour to refresh data.
If you have resolved the UTM Setup error, the red dot indicating an error will go away.
Step 4: Seek Help if Needed
If you've followed the steps above and the red dot indicator persists, please contact our support team for further assistance. They may be able to identify more complex issues or bugs within our system.
Remember, the purpose of the UTM parameters is to help you track the effectiveness of your campaigns. Always ensure they are set up correctly and consistently across all your ads to achieve accurate results.