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 this time, as this is where the changes have happened. The second big difference is … Continue reading Debugging 2017.02
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", … Continue reading Discussion – Customize Analytics in DTM
I am no lawyer, and I do not want to go into any legal or even ethical or moral aspects of EU privacy law. Let's just say this for our American friends: people in the EU do not like to know they're being marketed to. Mostly. They also fear Google more than their own government, … Continue reading Privacy with DTM
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 me speak about Data Quality! The recording is available online, though you have to drop … Continue reading My Summit session now viewable online
Here's a simple question: If I have two Page Load Rules setting the same variable, and if both rules fire, which one wins? Hm... I might have a standard PLR that fires on every single page of my site. This rule might use the URL of the current page to compute some kind of page … Continue reading How does DTM know which rule is more specific?
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 their systems so users and consultants would be able to be test-driven. I had discussions … Continue reading TDD and Adobe Analytics
I'm guessing that by now, you are sick of reading about DTM. Let me reassure you that I have other articles in the pipeline. Also: let me know what else you want me to write about. Know that I can write about DTM all day long 😉 Anyway, today we're looking at ways to debug … Continue reading How do I debug the JS that DTM injects?
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 the point where I feel I need to explain what there is and how you … Continue reading DTM Property – Report Suite – Staging/Production
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 DTM In theory, this should be easy: Just make a Page Load Rule, set "Trigger … Continue reading Quick Tip: Delayed Tracking with DTM