If I define a dimension to set into GA to segment by "Guest" versus "Logged In" should that dimension be a "Session" or a "User" dimension?

More subtly, I'm interested in the transition at the point at which the user signs up, at which point we would change that dimension for that user/cookie.

From the perspective of the GA user who's using the segments, what happens to the activity, flow, goals etc of the end-user if the dimension is changed.

It seems to me that "User" is correct - but I don't understand what happens when the user moves into a new dimension.


I would recommend to use "Users", i do not know how did you set up tracking, and all other stuff, but assuming, that dataLayer constantly sends the data about login status. It is simply because user can during a session change a state from logged to not logged and backwards. I hope we are on the right track.

| improve this answer | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.