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Don’t track New/Repeat Visitors!

In a rare case of development on my part, I am today going to tell you to not follow the advice in an article I wrote some time ago. I’m talking about Plugins: New/Repeat vs VisitNum. At the time I

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Posted in Opinion, Tips

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

Everything but the TMS

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You know what the problem with luxury is? You get used to it. And then it becomes hard to enjoy the little things. I am so used to tag management by now, that when I see how popular the mini-series

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Posted in AppMeasurement, Integration, Javascript

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

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

DTM – find the rule that does …

Yet another article about DTM… I guess by now I can’t even get away with calling it a “mini series” anymore, can I?! Today, I want to share a tip that came in handy a couple of weeks ago while

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Quick Tip: Delayed Tracking with DTM

Sometimes you find yourself in a situation where you need to track something outside the normal way. Examples can be when you want to track data that is not available directly on page load, such as product availability. Easy: use

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Analytics is not a Debugger

The subject today should be very close to you if you’re a developer, at least if you are interested in user interfaces and how people use what you develop. I will frustrate you, though. Dip you into cold water and

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Posted in Principles

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

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Posted in Javascript, Opinion, Plugins

Content as Ecommerce

In December, Simo Ahava posted an article where he explained how using concepts from ecommerce and implementing those on his blog helped him gain new insight. A brilliant article which I suggest you read. I’ll wait. Read it? Looks good,

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With DTM you don’t need Data Elements

Slight deviation this week, but we’re still on the path to glory a setup of Adobe Analytics and Dynamic Tag Manager (DTM) that is as close to perfection as possible. The deviation today has to do with a question I

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