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Our site uses Google Tag Manager and we have China users having issues - pointing to GTM as the culprit.

I know and read that major google services are blocked in China, but does this include www.googletagmanager.com?

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Ive read from here that Google Analytics is blocked, and read here that GA is different from GTM.

Is there a possibility that GA is blocked, while GTM is allowed? Or GTM is blocked, based on the screen shot above?

Is it possible to request from China user for a trace route maybe?

Need your insights please.

Thanks!

  • I am not sure what the actual truth is. The vendor (Tealium) said that they are not blocked in China and for that reason my client purchased Tealium. – mannbarry2 Sep 29 '16 at 11:14
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According to GreatFire, Google Tag Manager is currently not blocked in China.

This doesn't mean that much though; the Chinese censors may have decided not to block GMT continuously, but only in intervals to make it seem Google is at fault.

  • yea, doesnt make sense at all, my testings are just recently and greatfire is telling that there were no blocks in the last 90 days. – Chunky Jun 12 '15 at 3:15
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Yes, it's included.

Don't use GTM in China.

Other scripts depend on GTM to properly work. If GTM is blocked, you also block lot of traffic from using other non Google-scripts integrated in GTM.

You can continue using GA (and you need to adapt), but avoid GTM in China.

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