This is a guest post by my colleague Ben Wedenik, one of the people who wrote the Adobe Client Data Layer Extension for Launch. When my colleagues and I started to develop the “Adobe Client Data Layer” Launch Extension, we wanted to make the concept and technology of an Event Driven Data Layer (EDDL) available … Continue reading Lean Analytics with the Adobe Client Data Layer
One reaction to last weeks article on the ACDL was from @AnalyticsNinja, and it was about the 500ms wait time I mentioned: 500ms setTimeout() in click handlers.... Isn't navigator.sendBeacon sufficient? — Analytics Sith (@AnalyticsNinja) October 23, 2020 So very right he is, and the only excuse I have is that ... no, I don't have … Continue reading Why not use sendBeacon?
I have pushed this article back so many times that I feel bad for it. So even though one part of the story isn't there yet, I'll publish it now. (Update, the Extension is now publicly available!) The story began with me moving to Switzerland and the Basel office. This office came to Adobe via … Continue reading The Adobe Client Data Layer
Some time ago, I built and released an Extension called "Time spent and Scroll Depth", mostly as an exercise for myself, and because I thought Simo Ahava had really nicely explained how tracking content-heavy sites might work. Since then, I have learned a lot, and I sort of don't want to look back at the … Continue reading Launch Extensions & Cato Fong
Sometimes I have trouble with the beginning of an article. This is such a case. I have been pondering the best way to use Launch to track visitor activity for some time. You know, visitor clicking stuff, SPAs, things like that. It really boils down to two approaches: Use _satellite.track() and put payload into the … Continue reading Launch, Events, and EDDL – aka Jim changed my mind
This article is a followup to Reference - Launch Load Order. That other one was, as I said, almost disappointingly simple. So simple, in fact, that it annoyed my friend Lukáš (one of my secret goals for 2019 checked off right there). The article was that simple for two reasons: Launch did away with a … Continue reading Reference – Launch Load Order with an Extension
I could have called this article "Launch - WTF???" instead, and maybe I should have. This is a quick and brutal journey though the most important concepts you need to know when you start using Launch. Tag Management Let's start from 0. A "Tag Manager", "Tag Management System", or simply "TMS" is a tool that … Continue reading Launch – Concepts