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INFOnline Measurement myAudit

Please note: Only for anonymous and census measurement.

Why use myAudit?

With myAudit you can test INFOnline Measurement census and anonymously in comfortable real time. Since both systems are completely anonymous and thus do without any identifiers of the originating client, your test client (browser, smartphone...) must be specially marked. Only in this way can the calls generated by you be tracked down in our data processing and displayed in the myAudit web interface.

Note

By marking your client, you consent to the processing of data that enters the INFOnline system via the marked client. To prevent processing, you must deselect your client as described below. We recommend deselecting the marker after each test procedure.

The properties of the measuring systems place special demands on the test scenario. The following chapters look at the associated issues in detail.

  • Preparation: How can I access myAudit and what do I have to consider?
  • Test marking: How can a client be marked as a tester?
  • Testing: How can data be provided securely and in real time?

Preparation

To prepare for testing, you must log in with your site or customer login to the INFOnline Customer Center and retrieve your login credentials for myAudit there. When you log in with your customer login, you must first select one of your site IDs.

You can find this under Settings in the Token Generator.

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Based on your selected site ID, the token generator will display the following.

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Please note that the data in the screenshot is demo data.

  • Actual token

Each site ID can use only one active token. This token is needed for test marking in the browser or on your mobile device (see point 3). To replace the current token with a new one, for example, if an external developer has used it, simply use the "Create new token" button.

  • Current Identifier

The "Identifier" is always uniquely assigned to a token and is required for the verification of the tester and the login to the myAudit web frontend.

Note

Token, identifier and site ID are required for your test and can be used independently from the Customer Center login. Thus, service providers commissioned by you can also perform a test of your measurement without gaining access to further data.

myAudit web measurement

Test marking of your browser (web measurement)

In order to be able to recognize your requests generated during the test in INFOnline Measurement Census or anonymously, the browser used must be marked. Marking takes place via a Custom User Agent directly in the browser. This requires the Token of your site ID from the Token Manager in the Customer Center.

To create a new user agent in your browser, we recommend using the browser's standard integrated function. All current browsers have a user agent switcher that you can use to create your individual user agent and select it for your test accesses.

Using the current Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox as examples, we will show you how to set up the user agent.

Creating a custom user agent - Google Chrome

In the following, we will describe step by step how to prepare your Google Chrome browser for testing with myAudit.

  1. open developer tools (F12) and select Settings

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  1. selection Settings - selection Devices - Add custom device The user agent must be configured once in the browser

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  1. creation custom user agent

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The following fields must be filled and the entry must be saved (Save):

  • "Device Name": You can choose the name as you like (here: IOMaTestmobil)
  • User agent string": Enter the currently valid user agent string with the attached myAudit token here (Useragentstring_Token).
  • Screen size: You can select the resolution individually for each test scenario.
  • Device type: Select "Mobile" or "Desktop" depending on the test scenario.
Note about the user agent string

The user agent string is crucial for a successful test. It must contain the myAudit token of your site in addition to a valid user agent.

Example: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/95.0.4638.69 Safari/537.36_yourmyaudittoken

  1. list user agent for quick selection

Under "Emulated Devices" the checkbox must be set for the new user agent.

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  1. activate customer user agent

Once the new user agent is selected, it will be used for the active browser tab and the measurement requests for your test will be marked. Your test requests will be displayed in myAudit from now on.

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Creating a custom user agent - Mozilla Firefox

In the following we will describe step by step a way how to configure your Mozilla Firefox browser for the above mentioned testing purposes.

  1. Open Settings ("Burger Menu") - More Options - Select "Tools for Web Developers" (Ctrl + Shift + I).

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  1. Select option "Test screen size " (Ctrl + Shift + M)

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  1. Enable custom device.

Use the drop-down menu and select the "Customize list" item.

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  1. Add user defined device click

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  1. Create custom device !

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The following fields must be filled and the entry must be saved (Save):

  • "Name": You can choose the name as you like (here: IOMaTestmobil).
  • "User-Agent-String": Store the current token here
  • Size": You can choose the resolution individually for each test scenario.
Note about the user agent string

The user agent string is crucial for a successful test. It must contain the myAudit token of your site in addition to a valid user agent.

Example: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:95.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/95.0_mymyaudittoken

  1. User defined device for quick selection list

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Scroll down the device selection list to the user agents you created under "Custom", check the checkboxes and close the list using the "x" icon. Now the user agents are displayed in the quick selection.

  1. Use device via quick selection !

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Note

The custom user agent is used until you close the "Test screen" option (e.g. via the "x" symbol). As long as you do not close "Test Screen" or exit the configured browser tab, the test can be performed.

Testing mobile-enabled websites (MEW) and AMP articles.

You can also test the mobile version of your web page using your browser's user agent switcher on your computer. To do this, you need to (additionally) create and select a mobile custom user agent.

It is especially important that the user agent string contains a "real" mobile user agent, for example the string of a current mobile Google Chrome. The token for the tester marker can be appended to this real user agent string (Useragentstring_Token).

Example

Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 10) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/96.0.4664.104 Mobile Safari/537.36_myAuditToken

Mobile (MEW) user agent string

If no valid mobile user agent string is used in addition to the token, there is a possibility of incorrect detection of the mobile environment. Especially for testing google AMP articles this is problematic, because AMP articles in the google search are only displayed correctly if a corresponding mobile user agent is detected.

Brief overview - Testing with myAudit

  1. log in to the INFOnline Customer Center with your customer or site login.
  2. Only when using the customer login for the Customer Center: Selection of site ID.
  3. call up the Token Generator via Settings ("gearwheel" top right). Generate Token or copy current token. 5. Store token in the browser as an additional user agent (Web). 6.
  4. call myAudit.
  5. log in to myAudit with site ID and identifier of the token.
  6. open browser tabs for the test. Activate Test User Agent in the browser tabs. 10. Create test clicks with active test user agent in the browser.

Your measurement requests will now be displayed in myAudit.

myAudit app measurement

Test mark app measurement

To test the new census libraries for measuring your apps, you need to mark your test device (smartphone, tablet). For this, the current token must be stored in the test device as the device name. Please note that a separate token must be stored for each site ID.

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Depending on the version of the operating system, the menu navigation on your mobile device may differ from the following.

Marking Android Device

For testing apps, the device name of your mobile device (smartphone, tablet...) must be changed to the myAudit token of the site to be tested.

Example for Android 11:

  1. call Settings - Phone Info.

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  1. edit device name and change it to your myAudit token

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Marking iOS Device

For app testing, the device name of your mobile device (smartphone, tablet...) must be changed to the myAudit token of the site under test.

Example for iOS 15.0.2:

  1. call Settings - General - Info.

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  1. tap on Name - change device name here to your myAudit token

Brief overview of apps - testing with myAudit

  1. log in to INFOnline Customer Center with your customer or site login.
  2. Only when using the customer login for the Customer Center: Selection of site ID.
  3. call up the Token Generator via Settings ("cogwheel" top right). Generate token or copy current token. 5. Store token as device name of your mobile device. 6.
  4. call myAudit on your computer.
  5. login myAudit with site ID and identifier of the token.
  6. test clicks in your app on the marked mobile device.

Your measurement requests are now displayed in myAudit.

myAudit web frontend

Testing with myAudit

To support your testing of the INFOnline Measurement Census and anonymously, we provide a real-time log that allows you to view and export your test calls live. The data is available to you retroactively for up to 3 days. myAudit for INFOnline Measurement anonymous can be found here:

myAudit

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Note on INFOnline Measurement anonymous

With INFOnline Measurement anonymous, measurement requests are already encrypted in the client (browser, app, etc.) and only decrypted on the INFOnline systems. Therefore, only a test via myAudit is possible here.

The code allocation of INFOnline Measurement anonymously is updated once a day (at night), unlike with Census, and does not apply retroactively. If you have changed the page code assignment, it will be applied to the measurement values on the following day. The displayed assignment of the same page code may therefore differ at the time of testing in the two systems.

Login

The login is via the INFOnline site ID and the identifier, which you can view via the Token Generator in the INFOnline Customer Center.

  • myAudit

  • Identifier: INFOnline site ID for the test (content "st" parameter in the measurement sensor).

  • Identifier: Can be retrieved via token generator per site ID.
Note

Please note that you can only view measurement requests that are generated via the Custom User Agent/Device Name that is configured for this purpose. The token used in the custom user agent of your browser/device name must match the site ID implemented on your web page/app.

Note

Multiple logins with the same site ID are possible, but will result in the parallel tester's requests being displayed additionally in the myAudit interface. To avoid fuzziness in testing, we therefore recommend that you always perform only one test per site ID at a time.

Options of the web interface

In the web interface, your marked test requests are displayed almost live and saved retroactively for up to three days. The web interface automatically updates every few seconds. A manual update is not necessary.

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Using the menu, you can show/hide columns as you like as well as adjust the order via drag & drop. This way you create your individual test setting per token and can save it in the browser as default display for further test procedures. In addition, optimized presets are available for INFONline Measurement Census and psedonym.

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Hint code allocation

In the default view, the code allocation of the page code (Cat2.0) is also displayed for each request. Page codes can be assigned in the INFOnline Customer Center under the "Code Management" menu item. Further information is available in the Help area on our web page.

Token

The myAudit token that you use to perform your test is displayed here. The token always refers to an INFOnline site ID and must be stored in your browser or mobile device. Only measurement requests that come in via a marked client can be viewed.

Select system

Here you can select whether only census, only anonymous or data from both systems should be displayed at the same time. By clicking in the area "Select system" you can make the selection. If you want to delete the selection, you can do this by clicking on the "X" next to the selected system.

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Further menu items
  • Date selection

In addition to viewing the test requests of the current day in real time, you can also retrieve the test data of the last three days.

  • Manual Update

The view can be reloaded via the "Refresh" button. However, this is only necessary in individual cases, as the automatic update takes place within a few seconds.

  • Download

You can export the values of the currently selected day as a CSV file. This file contains the columns you have displayed.

  • Help

Via Help we direct you to the support area.

  • Logout

With this button you can log out of myAudit.


Last update: February 7, 2022