April 23, 2022

Read data from Google Sheet to server Google Tag Manager

How to read data from a Google Sheet and use it inside your server-side Google Tag Manager setup.

March 23, 2022

SendGrid tag for server Google Tag Manager

Stape created a Sendgrid tag for the server Google Tag Manager container that simplifies Sendgrid integration. In this blog post, I want to show how to use the Sendgrid tag for sGTM.

March 15, 2022

Consent mode in server Google Tag Manager

In this guide, we want to talk about consent mode, why it’s crucial to implement it, and how to use consent mode in the server Google Tag Manager container.

March 08, 2022

Extend cookie lifetime using server-side Google Tag Manager

Learn how to use server Google Tag Manager to extend cookie lifetime. This will help you with tracking restrictions that affect 3rd party cookies.

March 08, 2022

Server-side tagging use cases

Google’s release of a new server-side container makes it easier than ever for companies to implement server-side tagging. Due to recent changes in the use of 3rd party cookies and tracking restrictions, it is highly recommended to replace client-side tracking with server one or use web and server tracking in parallel.

March 02, 2022

How to set up tagging server URL for server GTM

Setting up a tagging server is the first step if you want to implement server-side tagging. Tagging server works as a proxy and communicates between the data source (website or CRM) and the analytics platform. In this blog post, I want to talk about what tagging server is and how to set up a tagging server URL for the server Google Tag Manager container.

February 15, 2022

Server-side tagging vs client-side tagging

Wondering if server-side or client-side tagging is the right choice for your website? Here, we break down the pros and cons of each method to help you decide.

January 31, 2022

What is Server-Side Tagging?

Wondering what server-side tagging is and how it works? This blog post will explore all that and more!

January 12, 2022

Benefits of server-side tagging

There are many benefits to implementing server-side tagging. Find out what they are and how you can use them for your business or site.

December 14, 2021

Server-side tracking and GDPR

How you can use server-side tracking to comply with GDPR. Plus, some tips on using consent mode in the server Google Tag Manager and protecting users' data.

December 05, 2021

How to set up server-side affiliate tracking using server Google Tag Manager

Why you should set up server-side affiliate tracking. Plus, a step-by-step guide on how to set up server-side affiliate conversion tracking using server Google Tag Manager.

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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