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
(aka: the URL is ok like that) In the context of ageing of technical information, obsolete blog articles, and "updating for success"[tm], this is a follow up to the 2013 article Data Centres, which really is out of date by now. It extends and partly supersedes other articles, such as Debugging - the URL, or … Continue reading Edge Nodes, Data Centres & other Updates
This is my view on how SaaS consultants should work, formulated as a bunch of principles in the style of the Agile Manifesto. I like the style, because it recognises that all work happens on a spectrum, and that good work can come from knowing the broad direction, or which way to go when in … Continue reading A Manifesto for Analytics and Optimisation Consultants
When the Space Transportation System (STS, vulgo "Space Shuttle") was first planned and NASA campaigned for it, cost reduction was a — if not the — main driver. The goal, as presented by NASA to Congress, was to provide a much less-expensive means of access to space that would be used by NASA, the Department … Continue reading Analytics Project vs Space Shuttle
This is a guest post written by @ursboller. It's a companion to his session at the Adobe virtual Summit 2020: A Minimalistic approach for more insights. With Adobe Analytics implemented on a website there is almost nothing you can't measure. Basically every user interaction or app behaviour can be tracked using different codes with Launch, … Continue reading Minimalistic approach for more insights
This article is part of the Adobe Experience Platform Mobile SDKs mini-series. It is about mapping data into Analytics. You can find the overview here. Mapping data for Analytics In the article about adding Analytics to your app, I mentioned lifecycle metrics, as well as explicit tracking of Views/Activities and user actions. I put a … Continue reading Adobe Experience Platform Mobile SDKs – Mapping Data for Analytics
A title that could not be more humble, for an article that has two parts. In hindsight, I should have made it two articles, but hindsight is a fair-weather friend, and yours truly doesn't mind long articles. In the first part, I will sing a song of praise to the consultant in our industry. I … Continue reading Consultants (can) do Everything
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
The subject of today's article is "things we do, well, because, and which we should stop doing." https://media.giphy.com/media/3oKIPj8bJ9ky9ubKGQ/source.gif Below, you can find a list of things that I, personally, would a) not do anymore, and b) like to eradicate from any deployments I have ever participated in. I'd also like to erase them from my … Continue reading Out with the Old!