If you get the below quoted message: Fix your audience source that’s sending a required parameter that doesn’t match your feed
Your campaigns can’t tailor dynamic ads based on user activity when the required parameter doesn’t match your feed. Make sure the audience source is sending the required parameter correctly and your feed has the right items.
The values received from your audience source for the required parameter for your business type may be formatted differently than in your feed or missing from your feed. Click “Download” to see the top values received for the required parameter that aren’t matching your feed. Note that Google Analytics refers to parameters for remarketing as Dynamic Attributes. Download
Issue: 99% of id values received in the past day didn’t match your feed
Than there is a high chance you can ignore it.
Why The Warning?
The warning is regarding ecomm_prodid, which is the old remarketing tag parameter for product id’s. When installing the new code which was launched at the beginning of 2020, the parameter for product id’s is simply id. (As shown in the image below.)
How To Validate The Remarketing Tag Is Working?
- Go to Google Ads
- In the top right corner, click on tools and settings
- Choose Audience Manager under the shared library section
- From the left hand menu choose Audience source
- Click on details in the Google Ads tag
Now check the parameter ID if you have hits in the last days
If you recently installed the code, give it a few days to collect data.
You can also download the report where it shows: Issue: 100% of id values received in the past day didn’t match your feed
You will notice the CSV file is empty and does not show any missing products.
Contacted Google, They Say Fix The Code?
If you contacted Google, you will most likely get a template message saying you need to fix the code. Its a standard reply. From checking many clients, the issue stems from ecomm_prodid migration to the new code.
We have checked the details and could see that only few ID’s are receiving the hits in the feed.
Make sure the audience source is sending the required parameter correctly and your feed has the right items.
In order to resolve the issue please contact your web developer and ensure that the audience source is attributing all the parameters correctly in the product feed.
Also we would recommend you to please get the Google Ads tag checked from your developer as there could be issue with that as well.
Once the correct parameters are attributed with the product feed the audience sources should record the data in the account.
To learn more about how to setup dynamic re marketing events and parameters please refer to the article here.