Review: DTM’s CSS Selector

Adobe unleashed a brand new utility affectionately known as “CSS Selector” that will help you tag your site. It’s still in beta, but I wanted to share my thoughts on this new innovation. So what is CSS Selector? It’s a utility that’s baked into DTM rules that will help you construct selectors. In other words, it will help… Read More »

DTM Tagtics

You get that play on words? TAGtics? Like… tagging tactics? So we’ve had DTM for a while and I think it’s time we have a heart-to-heart. I think it’s time you tag your site differently. DTM was created with the intent that you would create your tags based on user behavior. Why would you want to do that?… Read More »

The Future of Tag Management

Tag management is still relatively new. What was the first TMS? TagMan? It was probably another one… my memory is a bit fuzzy. Though still young, the industry has evolved through several iterations. The early tag management systems relied on templates. The language everyone spoke was in the context of these templates. “We have a template… Read More »

Universal Analytics Cross-Domain Tracking with Dynamic Tag Manager

Wow, that title is a mouthful. Let me get to the point. Cross-domain tracking for Universal Analytics with Dynamic Tag Manager is broken. I think. For those of you using Google Analytics with DTM and your cross-domain just isn’t working out: this post is for you. I spent several hours debugging some cross-domain tracking. What… Read More »

The Importance of Celebrating Test Outcomes

You know what’s worth celebrating? Running an A/B test between 3 versions of copy and the variant yields a 36% increase in email opt-ins with a 97% significance level. Rolled out across every web property, a friend’s optimization team learned this could potentially (and conservatively) yield $750,000 based on the average value of the email subscriber. This was an actual… Read More »

Site Tagging Deployment Process – TMS Q&A

When is it safe to deploy tags on my website via a tag management system? In every organization I’ve worked with, the same question has come up. “How do we ensure non-developers with access to our TMS can’t just publish any rule at any time?” The answer is always the same – restrict users via… Read More »