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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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 think is the best approach. Whilst doing that, I kept thinking about "the other approach", …

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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 either s.t() or s.tl(), while he says it was also called everytime a visitor clicks …

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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 might want to stop reading.) Have you ever seen the '[x] Page code is already …

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