If you're looking to understand, edit, or update your Segment event mapping, you're in the right place!
Integration covered in this article
- You are a Pro Plan customer
- You connected Segment and performed a Segment replay
- You know what the event mapping is
- If you want to make edits, you have the architect or admin role
What is the Segment event mapping?
If you store behavioral data in Segment and have connected it to MadKudu, you'll find a Segment event mapping that standardizes your user interaction data to be used across MadKudu, in reports and in your behavioral models.
Where do I find the Segment event mapping?
In app.madkudu.com > Mapping > Event mapping
Click on 'Segment' to see how your Segment events are mapped to MadKudu.
Click on the Edit logo to access the detailed configuration.
This mapping is pre-populated for you with a 1:1 mapping. This means that each single event from Segment is mapped to a MadKudu event with a similar name.
How to read the Segment event mapping page?
The first thing to note is that several versions of your Segment event mapping are stored here.
Click on the list in the top right corner to see:
- Your Live event mapping, with its date of publication
- Your Draft version, if you start making edits and save them, but don't publish them (publishing is currently not a feature accessible to our users)
- Previously published event mapping with their date of publication. These are the events mapping that were once live, but have been replaced.
Storing several versions allows to work on a draft before publishing, or to revert to a previous version easily if an incorrect event mapping was published.
The rest of the page presents one event per line.
- Exclude from mapping: If the box is checked, this event is not taken into account for your behavioral scoring (because the event is not a user activity, or the event is redundant)
- Event: The name of your event in your system
- Negative user activity: Check this box to identify negative behaviors (unsubscribe, email bounce...) so they don't appear in the signals seen by your Sales teams and they're not counted in your aggregations
- MK Event name (signals): How the event will appear in your CRM signals. No signal is displayed for excluded events.
- MK Event name: How MadKudu identifies this event throughout the platform.
- Activity type: Helps you categorize your events. 'App Usage' for Segment events.
How to edit the Segment event mapping?
Here are some important questions to answer before you start making any modifications to your event mapping.
What events to include from Segment?
All actions performed by your users in your product.
What events to exclude from Segment?
- Non-user activities: This means product events that happen when your user is passive. They don't show any intent from your users.
- Redundant events: If an activity performed by your users is represented by 2 different events in your systems, map one of them and exclude the other in order to not give double weight to this activity.
For which activities should Segment be the source of truth?
If you track the same behavioral data in different systems, which system should you choose as the source of truth for each activity type?
- App Usage: We recommend using Segment as the source of truth for app usage.
- Web visits: We recommend using Marketo as the source of truth for web visits. If you don't track web visits in Marketo, you can use Segment as the source of truth.
- Hand-raising activities (Demo requests, Contact us forms...): We recommend using Salesforce Campaigns as the source of truth for hand-raising activities. If you don't track hand-raising activities in your CRM or in Marketo, then Segment can be your source of truth.
How granularly should your Segment events be mapped?
We recommend keeping the default granularity of the 1:1 mapping.
How to modify the Segment event mapping?
Now that you know what you're about to modify, here's a guide on how to do it.
1. If you want to start working from your current mapping, stay on the live version.
If you previously started working on a draft and want to pick up where you left off, go to your Draft.
2. Click 'Edit' in the top right corner.
3. Please regularly save your work to avoid being disconnected from the platform and losing your modifications.
- Exclude an event
- Check the box 'Exclude from mapping'
- Get less granular: group events together
- You may need to group events to create a more significant volume in your training dataset:
- Name the events you want to group with the same name in column 'MK event name'
- You can leave different labels in column 'MK event name (signals)' if you wish to display more granular information to your Sales team.
- Get more granular: add conditions
- You may need to create several MK events from a single Segment event with different properties.
- Click 'Add condition'
- In the pop-up window, click 'Add a new condition'
- Select the property you want
- Select a condition on the value of the property
- Select the value of the property
- Check 'Case insensitive' (it allows to find the value regardless of upper/lower case)
- Click 'Save' at the bottom of the pop-up
- Add an event
- Click 'Add new events' in the top right corner
- A new line appears on top of the others
- Type the name of the event as it appears in your system
- Add any condition on the event properties if you need
- Type a user-friendly name for your Sales team to see in the signals in column 'MK event name (signals)'
- Type a user-friendly name in column 'MK event name'
- Select the Activity type
4. Click 'Save'.
5. Your edits are now saved in draft.
6. To deploy your changes to production, ask your onboarding team, customer success manager or submit a support request.
After your new event mapping is deployed, you need to take several steps to have this new event taken into account in your behavioral scoring:
- Wait for the map process to run in the process page. This step is needed for the platform to take into account the changes published to the event mapping.
- Head to the Studio. Duplicate your live LTB model.
- Re-build the LTB dataset in the Data Studio. This step is needed to recompute all the data analysis and give you fresh stats and insights! Click 'Change dataset' on the Overview page
- Don't change any parameter, just click 'Build and load dataset'
- Wait until you receive a success email saying your dataset has been loaded.
- Head to Model > Insights to see your new event.
- Head to Model > Model to set a weight for this new event.
My newly mapped event does not appear in the Data Studio, what's going on?
Only events that have been performed by at least 1 lead during the past 9 months appear in the Studio.
Please check that you do have at least 1 email address recently associated with this event.