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Tracking 404 Error Pages

There are tools out there that find bogus links on your site, and some even try to find links outside your site that point to nirvana. But your friendly marketer likely wants to have better data than that, so she

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Posted in AppMeasurement, DTM, Javascript, Page Code, Principles

Adobe DTM + Adobe Analytics Media Module + YouTube = ❤️

Today, I’m happy to present the first ever guest post on webanalytics for developers! Written by Stefan Schäfer, it deals with DTM, the Media Module, and Youtube video. Have fun! If you use Adobe DTM together with the Adobe Analytics

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Posted in DTM, Integration

Debugging 2017.02

It has been almost 3 years since I wrote my article on debugging. I read through it the other day, and couldn’t help but notice that my workflow has indeed changed. Time for a new article! I’ll stick with client-side

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Posted in AppMeasurement, DTM, Integration, Javascript, Page Code, Tips

Discussion – Customize Analytics in DTM

There is no “standard deployment”. A couple of weeks ago, I was talking with a colleague who hadn’t worked with DTM before. He asked me lots of intelligent questions about his somewhat non-standard requirements, and I replied with what I

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Posted in AppMeasurement, Javascript, Opinion

Load Times & DTM

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If I say “BAADFX”, do you flinch? You’re a developer, so I guess you should. I’m talking about the results for your pages on webpagetest.org. Each letter is the result of a specific category of the test. A is better

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Posted in DTM, Integration, Javascript

SPAs, DTM, and clearVars

For some reason, I see a lot of SPAs right now, some of them actually embedded into otherwise harmless and perfectly likable web sites. I guess they’re not going to go away anytime soon. This article is part of my

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Posted in DTM, Integration, Javascript

Privacy with DTM

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I am no lawyer, and I do not want to go into any legal or even ethical or moral aspects of EU privacy law. Let’s just say this for our American friends: people in the EU do not like to

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Posted in DTM, Javascript, Principles

Measuring Time on Last Pages

Your web site might not sell anything. Instead, your friendly marketer might look at the time that visitors spend on the content. Let’s not discuss how accurate or useful that metric is. Someone else has likely discussed this with your

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Posted in Javascript, Tips

Testing is like an Onion

I have tried to justify my approach to testing for digital marketing a couple of times. Given that tools like ObservePoint or HubScan are available, the fundamental question is: do you need my approach at all? My personal answer to

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Posted in Automation, Integration, Opinion, TDD

Dynamic Report Suite ID with DTM

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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,

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Posted in DTM, Plugins, Principles

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