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!
We used to have a plugin for Analytics that would allow people to track form abandonment. It was -wait for it- abandoned somewhere around the move from s_code.js to AppMeasurement.js. If you want to find out where in your forms people give up, you have to improvise come up with a solution yourself. The following … Continue reading Tracking Form Abandonment
This article was born out of sheer frustration. I had a) never implemented on AMP pages before, b) had to do it very urgently, and c) learned the hard way that the documentation wasn't brilliant. The documentation not being brilliant is a side effect of how AMP develops at a pretty fast pace, nothing like … Continue reading Basic Tracking on AMP Pages
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 told you to do your friendly marketer a favour, track visit number for her instead … Continue reading Don’t track New/Repeat Visitors!
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 "don't fight it" exercise. It is a follow-up to the article on tracking single-page applications. … Continue reading SPAs, DTM, and clearVars
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 on the s_code.js file still is, I keep wondering why would people even look at … Continue reading Everything but the TMS
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 troubleshooting a relatively complex implementation with a lot of rules. The topic: I know that … Continue reading DTM – find the rule that does …
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 DTM In theory, this should be easy: Just make a Page Load Rule, set "Trigger … Continue reading Quick Tip: Delayed Tracking with DTM
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 laugh. I might pull you out again and sit you down in front of a … Continue reading Analytics is not a Debugger