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 … Continue reading Dynamic Variables – still a thing?
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
I guess this post is pretty specific. It might have a target audience of a dozen or so. I hope the rest of you forgive me, but keep on reading, you might need this one day! Setup At a Swiss financial institution, we implemented an "internal visitor" detection using their reverse proxy. They are routing … Continue reading Quick Tip – Debug server-side manipulations of the tracking call
The question was raised by Antti Koski: if I have an app and a mobile site, do I track those separately or into a single report suite? I felt the question warrented more than just a reply on his comment, so I promised Antti to do my best and answer it in an article as … Continue reading One Report Suite or Two?
(Ah, the title... see what I did there?) Just two days after my article about the Visitor ID Service, my colleagues in Engineering and Product Management released a new version of Reports & Analytics and made a couple of nice changes to the Visitor ID Service. So, essentially, forget everything I said last time. Maybe not … Continue reading Visitor ID Service Revisited
What I write about mostly on this blog has to do with analytics, specifically Adobe Analytics, fka SiteCatalyst. But this is just one in the large collection of tools your friendly marketer uses to do her job. Analytics allow her to capture data for analysis and observation. She can also use the data to drive aspects … Continue reading The Visitor ID Service
For months now I must have thought that an article about visitor IDs is really overdue. It is the last remaining principle aspect of Adobe Analytics that I have not explained, I think. Also, in step 6 of my post on processing hits, I mentioned the "Visitor Profile" and didn't really explain it. Bad blogger! … Continue reading Visitor IDs & Visitor Profile
There once was a tool with a feature The merits of which like a preacher I praise on this blog And I'm almost agog For it's part of my normal procedure If there is one tool in my toolbox that I have to point out, it's "Charles" by Karl von Randow. Sure, there are others … Continue reading Ode to Charles & Map Local
Let's be constructive again. After telling you to say "no" and indulging in some scifi-geekery, I feel it is time to go back to solid technical advice. Let's look at micro sites with vanity URLs. Analysts usually treat them one of two ways: as a marketing channel — concentrating on how they bring traffic / … Continue reading How to track Micro-Sites with Vanity URLs