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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

Quick Tip – Debug server-side manipulations of the tracking call

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

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One Report Suite or Two?

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,

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Posted in Principles, Tips

Using Data Feeds for Debugging

When I wrote about debugging mobile apps some time ago I mentioned that one way to get data out of SiteCatalyst Adobe Analytics for troubleshooting is the so-called “Data Feeds” — flat files of raw data delivered by FTP, containing

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Posted in Tips

Visitor ID Service Revisited

(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

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Posted in AppMeasurement, Integration, Javascript

The Visitor ID Service

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

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Posted in AppMeasurement, Javascript, Page Code, Principles

Visitor IDs & Visitor Profile

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

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Posted in Principles

A Short History of Processing a Hit

In the article about Modifying Data Server-Side, we gave a brief list of the steps that every bit of data has to go through before your friendly marketer will see it in her reports. Let’s expand on that and also

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Posted in Principles

Cross-Device Linking – what Adam said

Last week, Adam Greco wrote his excellent article called Linking Authenticated Visitors Across Devices, which is the first really good and complete description I have seen of how to tackle “the cross-device issue”. In short, people are using more than

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Posted in Javascript, Page Code, Tips

How to track Micro-Sites with Vanity URLs

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

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Posted in Javascript, Tips

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