2020 October UPDATE: With the release of Google Analytics 4 (App+Web/Firebase), the old tracking code (analytics.js) is no longer supported, only GA4 and gtag.js are supported going forward.
2019 September UPDATE: In September of 2018, Apple rolled out its Intelligent Tracking Protection (ITP) 2.0 program. When ITP is activated, third-party cookies can only track a user’s activity across sites for 24 hours from the exact moment a user visits a website. After this 24-hour window, these third-party cookies are only able to “remember” a user’s login information. With ITP, all third-party cookies are gone after thirty days.[link]
RecommendationUse Google Analytics tracking via GTM in order to avoid any code conflict and use a conversion linker
In August 2017, Google announced the Google Universal Analytics Global Site Tag.
The announcement triggered a few discussions on Twitter, with digital marketers and IT folks worldwide asking: “is it time to upgrade already?”
This post explains what is at stake with the Global Site Tag and why you should switch – or not.
Continue reading “Should you switch to Google Analytics’ Global Site Tag?”
[UPDATE] Google Tag Manager Data Layer for WordPress is now available on GitHub
[UPDATE] You guys are too lazy and prefer Duracell Tomi’s plugin 🙂
This year again, I was invited to talk at Superweek, the premier Analytics/PPC conference in Eastern Europe.
I talked about tag management best practices and mentioned my Google Tag Manager data layer for WordPress implementation. In this post, I am sharing my setup with you.
Ready? Let’s modify your theme!
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Hi folks, get ready for more Raspberry Pi and Google Universal Analytics goodness 🙂
As you’ll see, I had a little spare time on my hands, so I shot a screencast on how to capture system events such as boot, reboot and shutdown sequences in Google Universal Analytics (UA). This can be useful when using UA for performance monitoring.
Because you’ve read my other posts on the subject of Google Universal Analytics and Raspberry Pi credit-card-sized computers and because I love the little thingies, here is more, but this times it’s more hands-on.
The video is available here or after the jump.
Continue reading “More Raspberry Pi and Google Universal Analytics goodness”
Here is another post about Google Universal Analytics, seeing how you seem to like them 😉
Today we’re going to measure the performance of an offline store by testing 2 concepts:
- measuring customers as they walk in/out of the store
- measuring cash register transactions
Again, this is a proof of concept but feel free to expand upon it in your own store.
Ready? (Who am I kidding, you’re probably already giddy as a schoolgirl just reading this :D) Continue reading “Measuring offline store activity with Google Universal Analytics”
Yes, you read that title right. As another proof of concept after server-side PDF tracking, in this post I will show you a method for measuring your Gmail activity with Google Universal Analytics.
Not that you *need* it, but it is a good example of the sort of upcoming applications for Universal!
Again, this post is not for the technically faint of heart. Still good to go? Buckle up and see you after the jump 😉
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In this post, I intend to share a technique / proof of concept for on-the-fly measurement of PDF files downloads with Universal Analytics. Without Javacript.
Please note that n00bs are now strongly advised to leave this page (I can live with this bounce rate!) or continue at the risk of their own mental sanity.
Most of you have heard about the arrival of Google Analytics Universal.
This new version of Google Analytics is about:
- revolutionizing analytics measurement with a unified protocol,
- giving you a better, user-centric view of the customer experience via multiple platforms and devices,
- giving you access to custom dimensions and metrics,
- tracking offline activity (although you need *some* connectivity to send data home to the GA mothership)