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Dynamic Report Suite ID with DTM

Adobe Analytics has always had a feature that allowed you to dynamically set the Report Suite ID (rsid). It works with a list of domains, matched against the current domain automatically. See dynamic accounts in the Marketing Cloud Help. Nevertheless, traditionally, people have built their own code to set s_account before loading the s_code.js file. …

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When exactly does doPlugins run?

In a meeting a couple of months ago, André Urban (a seasoned colleague of mine) and I got into a sudden and unexpected argument about when exactly s.doPlugins is called. I was convinced it was called as a result of calling either s.t() or s.tl(), while he says it was also called everytime a visitor clicks …

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How to monitor campaign performance in the Real-Time reports

Everybody who ever pays for traffic should be using campaign tracking! How else will you ever find out whether you spend your money wisely? But how about monitoring a campaign in real time? Well, Analytics has "Real-Time" — three "reports" or maybe "dashboards" that show data very quickly and refresh automatically. The Real-Time reports are …

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DTM – How to Amend an Existing Analytics Setup

(Let me state right here at the beginning that judging by the feedback I got from my beta testers editors, this article may not be for the faint of heart. If you think Javascript should be treated with respect, you might want to stop reading.) Have you ever seen the '[x] Page code is already …

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The s_code.js File – Where is it now?

Sometimes, I get narcissistic. I log into Analytics and go through the numbers, for no other reasons than wanting to see whether they have gone up again. Then I am pleased. For about a year or so, I have always seen one specific article at the top of the list, The s_code.js File - Overview. This …

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DTM and the doPlugins Callback

Today, I'd like to tell you about a little gotcha I ran into. If you have ever worked with Omniture SiteCatalyst Adobe Analytics before, you will have come across the spectacularly useful s.doPlugins() callback. The doPlugins callback is called every time the Analytics Javascript code has almost finished its job and is just about to …

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Plugins: New/Repeat vs VisitNum

Here: I would always use the getVisitNum plugin instead of the getNewRepeat plugin. They have a similar use case. Your friendly marketer will probably compare your new visitors against those who've been to the site before. I bet you she has targets that are linked to acquisition of new visitors or rather new customers. Most …

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Quick Tip – One s_code.js for Multiple Sites

The situation: you are responsible for a couple of sites on different domains. Tracking is pretty much the same on all of these pages, but there are some small differences (e.g. each site tracks into a separate report suite). A new version of the s_code has come out and you want to update all your …

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With DTM you don’t need Plugins! – Part 2

Let's continue on the journey and replace one more plugins with DTM goodness. I even get to introduce an almost hidden feature! getVisitNum I was slightly disappointed last time because I couldn't find an easy way of replacing getVisitNum. This plugin keeps track of how often someone comes to the site. Very useful for segmentation purposes. …

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