Fixes – Too many Visits on Pages with Links

On the German blog, I used to run a series about frequent mishaps, and how to detect and fix them. Those articles were often about data, rather than implementation, so I never translated them to this blog. But here is one that is pretty technical, so it should clearly live here. Friendly marketer says that …

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A Standard Data Model for Requirements

Adam Greco recently wrote three articles about how you can embed business requirements into Adobe Analytics Workspaces ("Adobe Analytics Requirements and SDR in Workspace" I, II, and III) in order to help data consumers understand. His method goes all the way from "this is why we added eVarXY" to "78% of requirements are currently tracked …

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The Mechanics of Loading Analytics Code with DTM

Yes, I know, Launch. But I had this post in the pipeline for some time now, and here you go. As a bonus, I have noted where Launch, by Adobe, handles things differently. If you came here from my "battle post", then this is some background that'll help you understand why I wrote the other …

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Dynamic Variables – still a thing?

In April 2013, I wrote about "Dynamic Variables", a mechanism that helps remove duplication in the tracking URLs, making the tracking requests potentially shorter. Even at the time, the original reason for doing so was no longer a show stopper: Internet Explorer up to version 9 had the annoying habit of not requesting any URLs …

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Data Quality & Testing – Some Thoughts from Others

I want to share two articles with you that I felt nicely threw spotlights on testing. The first one, called TDD & "Professionalism" (I love that title!) by Jason Gorman, builds a Venn diagram based on 4 values, or 4 corner stones of what the author calls "professional". A "professional" "doesn't ship untested code", "doesn't …

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