Dec 24, 2020

How to prevent your Google Analytics data from being blocked by ad blockers

You’ve probably noticed that data about your website users and conversions collected by different analytics tools might vary. Most of the time, you’ll see that the purchase number in Google Analytics is lower than in your CRM. Where this data discrepancy comes from, why is it happening, and how to fix it?

Dec 18, 2020

Improving Website Page Speed With The Help of Google Tag Manager Server-Side Tracking

Website page speed optimization was one of the essential benefits that marketers and web developers saw when the first version of Google Tag Manager was released. It was supposed to happen because tracking scripts would no longer be hardcoded but would be added through Google Tag Manager. So, does the GTM web container speed up your site? This article will showcase how moving to the GTM server from Google Tag Manager Web Container can speed up your website. Please note that you won’t see any pagespeed improvements if you’ll combine server and browser tracking. For example, your site’s pagespeed won’t increase if you use both Facebook pixel and Conversion API. In this case, FB pixel will still work in user’s browsers and slow your site.

Dec 18, 2020

How to setup GTM Server Side on Shopify

Shopify allows changing “transportUrl” in GA settings. It means that you can set up a Google Tag Manager Server container on Shopify instead of a GTM Web container. I hope that this will help you solve all your tracking problems.

Nov 26, 2020

How to export Google Universal Analytics raw data to BigQuery

For Google Universal Analytics, Google still has not provided free options to export raw data to BigQuery or any other database for that matter. But what if you don’t have plans to migrate to GA4 and want to get the benefits of BigQuery raw data? I decided to solve this question with GTM Server Side tagging and created this how-to article for you.

Nov 25, 2020

How to send all GA event data to your URL/Site/CRM

A common issue for data analytics and sales managers is the accurate tracking of user behavior and conversions. And often, they might face a problem that seems to have no solution. Or alternatively, there are no developers who can do this, and the next update of the site is planned only for next month.

Nov 24, 2020

Facebook Tag for Google Tag Manager Server Side

Using Facebook Conversions API, you can send events to Facebook Event Manager. That is the perfect alternative to Facebook SDK because Conversions API speeds up page loading and helps track users more accurately. We created a Facebook tag for the GTM Server-Side container that uses Facebook Conversions API to track events.

Nov 22, 2020

How to Filter Google Analytics Spam With the Help of Google Tag Manager Server-Side Tagging

What if you are faced with spam in Google Analytics reports? Does it mean that someone can access your Google Analytics accounts? Or maybe someone can modify data inside your GA? How can you prevent it? There are two main types of Measurement Protocol spam: referral traffic and events spam. More rarely you can see spam in languages, keywords, URLs, transactions, and so on. In this article, I will explain what Measurement Protocol spam is and how you can prevent it with the help of Google Tag Manager Server-Side tagging.

Nov 12, 2020

How to Set Up GA4 Tracking Using Google Tag Manager Server-Side Container

In this article, I will describe the advantages of using GA4 and GTM server tagging. You can use it as a step-by-step guide on how to send events to GA4 via the GTM server container. As for eCommerce/enhanced eCommerce, I will cover it in another article.

Oct 25, 2020

Google Tag Manager Server-Side Tagging as an alternative to Zapier

Zapier is the most popular software that helps connect your apps and automate workflow. It became the number one tool in this niche, but using Zapier may be too expensive for some businesses since it limits the number of tasks and events you can send in each plan. This article will explain how you can use Google Tag Manager Server-Side container to replace one of the most popular Zapier features – automatic Slack notifications.

Oct 16, 2020

How to Add Google Tag Manager Server-Side Tagging to WordPress

Looking to install Server-Side Google Tag Manager in WordPress? If you want to integrate analytics software and marketing applications with your WordPress website without losing any data (due to AdBlockers or ITPs), then Google Tag Manager Server-Side tagging is what you want to use. It allows you to add and run tracking codes via the server environment. In this article, we’ll explain how to add Google Tag Manager Server-Side Container in WordPress using our plugin.

Oct 7, 2020

How to set up Google Analytics with Google Tag Manager Server-Side Container?

Google Tag Manager server container has close integration with Universal Analytics. When you set up GTM server tagging, you will see that Universal Analytics Client is created by default. In this article, we will discuss the benefits and possibilities that server-side Google Analytics offers. And also, how to configure Google Analytics in your Google Tag Manager Server account.If you don’t have a GTM server container yet, please follow this instruction on how to launch it on your website. If you are still not sure what GTM server tagging is and how it can benefit your website tracking system, please read this blog post.

Oct 6, 2020

How to add a custom domain to the Google Tag Manager Server container

In this article, I will describe how to set up a custom subdomain within your Google Tag Manager server container. The main advantage of a custom subdomain inside the Google Tag Manager Server container is that it helps to bypass Intelligent Tracking Preventions, AdBlockers and increases cookie lifetime for users browsing in Safari. Pixels will be loaded from your subdomain and run as the first-party.

Oct 4, 2020

How to set up Google Tag Manager Server Container

Collecting data about your website visitors is critical for analyzing and improving the online business presence, reaching users, and converting them into customers. However, collecting data is becoming more problematic because of Intelligent Tracking Prevention, AdBlockers, and a decrease in cookie lifetime. Google Analytics and other similar tools will start seeing fewer data about your website visitors and giving you less information to analyze.

Sep 30, 2020

What Is Google Tag Manager Server-Side Tracking?

In this article, I want to tell you about a new feature from Google Tag Manager – Server-Side Tagging. GTM server-side is a hot topic right now for all marketers, website owners, and developers. The main change in this technology is moving tracking from client-side to server-side. This functionality allows you to hide business logic in the server code, speed up website loading, and improve the protection of user data by restricting access to third-party scripts.

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