Dynamic Variables – still a thing?

In April 2013, I wrote about "Dynamic Variables", a mechanism that helps remove duplication in the tracking URLs, making the tracking requests potentially shorter. Even at the time, the original reason for doing so was no longer a show stopper: Internet Explorer up to version 9 had the annoying habit of not requesting any URLs …

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Using the new Callbacks for Tracking

Sometimes you find surprising little things when you don't expect it. Take this little gem: Since 1.8.0 (released 19/1/17) Added the following pre- and post-tracking call hooks. (AN-134567) s.registerPreTrackCallback s.registerPostTrackCallback These functions take as parameters: the callback (a function), and the parameters to that function. For example: s.registerPreTrackCallback(function(requestUrl,a,b,c) { console.log("pre track callback"); console.dir(requestUrl); // Request …

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Cookies, IDs, and the Experience Cloud

In January 2008, when I joined a company called "Omniture" and started working as a consultant on a product called "SiteCatalyst", ìt (like most web analytics tools at the time) relied on cookies quite a lot. There was one cookie, specifically, which was important. It was called "s_vi", and it held what we called the …

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The 2 Faces of the Audience Manager – Analytics Integration

So here you are, wondering. Your friendly marketer has told you to add a new tool to the toolbox — Adobe Audience Manager. She told you that you have to implement some code for it to work. You checked the help site and came away none the wiser. Let me help you. There are currently …

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