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Don’t track New/Repeat Visitors!

In a rare case of development on my part, I am today going to tell you to not follow the advice in an article I wrote some time ago. I’m talking about Plugins: New/Repeat vs VisitNum. At the time I

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Posted in Opinion, Tips

Everything but the TMS


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

Testing is like an Onion

I have tried to justify my approach to testing for digital marketing a couple of times. Given that tools like ObservePoint or HubScan are available, the fundamental question is: do you need my approach at all? My personal answer to

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Posted in Automation, Integration, Opinion, TDD

My Summit session now viewable online

This is not technically a post, but May is a month with 5 Tuesdays, so: If you weren’t able to come to Summit, or just missed the session, I’m happy to announce that you can now see Craig Scribner and

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Posted in Integration, TDD

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

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 Property – Report Suite – Staging/Production

Most developers who work with web sites are working on multiple environments. You’d at least have a development and production environment. Web analytics is no different, we also have different environments. We have different environments in different areas, actually, to

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Posted in DTM, Principles

“Data Layer on the fly”

If you have ever worked with a marketer who listens to what’s fashionable, or if you read any digital marketing related blogs, you have heard of the concept of the Data Layer. It is a construct belonging onto each of

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Posted in Integration, Javascript, Page Code

Data Elements vs Data Layer

Have you used a Tag Management system yet? And a Data Layer? Both are good ideas in our business, for a variety of reasons. The one I think is most relevant in this context here is that defining a Data

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Posted in DTM, Integration, Javascript, Opinion

Analysing Mobile Apps – Analysis

Welcome to the last article in the mini series on Mobile App Tracking. If you haven’t yet seen the others, here they are: Overview, Prerequisites, Tagging, Debugging and Analysing (this one). This week (remind me never to post 4 articles

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Posted in AppMeasurement