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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

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

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

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Posted in AppMeasurement, Javascript, Opinion

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

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

Basic Tracking – Remix (contains DTM)

In March 2013, I wrote an article on Basic Tracking, showing you the minimal set of code on a page that is needed for tracking the page in Adobe Analytics. We’re in 2015, now, we have DTM, so it is

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Posted in DTM, 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

TDD and Adobe Analytics

Some time ago I wrote an article in which I dreamt of having some sort of test-driven development capability in online marketing tools. At the time, I said the vendors had to chime in, building hooks, frameworks or APIs into

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Posted in Automation, DTM, Javascript, Principles, TDD

The s_code.js File – Where is it now?

Sometimes, I get narcissistic. I log into Analytics and go through the numbers, for no other reasons than wanting to see whether they have gone up again. Then I am pleased. For about a year or so, I have always seen

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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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Posted in DTM, Javascript