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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

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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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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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

Tracking Single-page Applications

or: why AngularJS makes our lives harder Single-page applications are web sites that “live on a single page”, i.e. when the visitor clicks anything, the browser will not load a new page (as it usually would). Instead, it will modify

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Posted in DTM, Integration, Javascript, Opinion

Charles’ “Replace” is a Winner!

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Remember when I wrote an Ode to Charles & Map Local? At the time, I wasn’t using DTM a lot. Map Local was the top feature I needed, allowing me to test changes I made to an s_code.js file on

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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

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Posted in AppMeasurement, Javascript, Plugins, Principles

Data Layer – Yet Another Reason

If your new year resolutions for this year included “help your friendly marketer be more successful”, I have something for you today. It’s a fairly straight-forward thing to do, but it’ll help her big time: build a proper, solid data

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Posted in DTM, Javascript, Opinion