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November 26, 2021

Benefits of stape hosting for Google Tag Manager server

Hosting your server Google Tag Manager on stape is the best way to set up server-side tagging. Here's why...

October 23, 2021

How to create data layer for server-side Google Tag Manager

Browser tracking protection mechanisms are getting more robust, 3rd party cookies are blocked by some browsers, Chrome plans to phase out 3rd party cookies by 2022, Apple implemented their tracking restrictions for iOS users. All these changes affected web analytics. We used to consider website tracking a front-end thing, but web tracking is getting more challenging with all the new restrictions. Some say that server-side tracking will become a new standard.

October 22, 2021

What platforms support Google Tag Manager server-side tagging

Server-side tracking technology is a growing trend in website analytics. It allows for improved data analysis, faster website page loads, and more secure user information storage while maintaining accurate tracking. The most popular implementation of server-side tracking so far has been server Google Tag Manager (GTM). More and more vendors have started to support server-to-server tracking and released tags for sGTM. Using these tags, you can share website or app events and user data directly from your server GTM container to the vendor’s server.

October 08, 2021

How much does server GTM cost and why Stape is cheaper than Google Cloud’s App Engine

What cost can you expect for server Google Tag Manager hosted on Google Cloud? Is it a good idea to use a test environment on the productions site. Why stape’s hosting for server GTM is cheaper and how we secure our user’s data.

September 20, 2021

Debug incoming webhooks in Google Tag Manager server preview

One of the ways to use server-side tracking is sending data directly from your server endpoint to the server GTM container. This guide will show how you can send requests to the GTM server container with webhooks and how to see and test webhook data in the server Google Tag Manager container. We’ll also go over some common scenarios where it makes sense technically and practically speaking.

September 16, 2021

Avoid Google Tag Manager blocking by Adblockers

Find out how to use server-side tracking with Google Tag Manager and avoid being blocked by AdBlocker.

September 07, 2021

Facebook conversion API errors and how to fix it

Setting up the Facebook conversion API may be confusing. But after you did the tremendous job of moving FB tracking to the server and think that job is done, you might log in to your events manager the next day and see red and yellow warnings. In this blog post, I will describe the most popular Facebook conversion API errors and warnings. Plus, share some tips on how to fix it.

August 20, 2021

Third-party cookies are about to expire. Will server-side tracking help?

By the end of 2024, Chrome and Chrome-based browsers will be done with third-party cookies. Safari and Firefox already implemented Intelligent Tracking Algorithms that can block trackers. That leads to the next point: digital advertising methods that rely on third-party cookies to target consumers might become ineffective or even stop working altogether. This change in how advertisers track users will hurt many publishers and ad networks that rely on these third-party companies to display ads and collect data from site visitors to understand their audience. In this blog post, I will explain what a third-party cookie is, why it matters, and how server-side tracking can help businesses transit to the world without third-party cookies.

August 16, 2021

Facebook Event Match Quality – What it is and how to increase it

Using Facebook conversion API, you can send events from your server to the Facebook server. Server-side tracking with configured custom subdomain helps to bypass ad blockers, ITPs, and iOS 14 restrictions.

April 01, 2021

Sending Data From the Google Tag Manager Web Container to the Server Container

In this article, I want to show you how to use Data Tag. This custom tag sends parameters from the Google Tag Manager Web Container to the Server Container. When used together with the Data Client for the Google Tag Manager server container, it allows sending data layer variables, custom parameters, and other data from the web to the server container. As a result, Data Client retrieves information from the Data Tag into the Google Tag Manager Server Events.

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