Questions tagged [google-tag-manager]

Google Tag Manager is an analytics tracking tool made by Google. It enables users to implement a variety of tracking options, run custom JavaScript, add custom HTML tags to the page and more, all without having to change code on the site.

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How do I hide the Google Tag Manager preview pane?

When using the "new" UI (version 2) of Google Tag Manager, I cannot disable the preview/debug pane. It's appearing on every page of my web site whenever I'm logged into my Google Apps account. I've ...
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Pagespeed Insights reports that Google Analytics is blocking main thread in page load

I'm chasing page speed, partly as proof that getting 90%+ is consistently achievable. My main issue now is Google Analytics. In the below example, it's loaded via Google Tag Manager, so there's just ...
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In Google Tag Manager, what is the difference between Click Target vs Click URL?

In the click triggers in Google Tag Manager what is the difference between Click Target vs Click URL? Source: https://support.google.com/tagmanager/answer/6106961?hl=en
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Google Tag Manager and AMP

I am setting up AMP for my news site. Does anyone know if there is Google Tag Manager Support? I know you can use Google Analytics. I wonder if I use GA tracking code on all /amp/ pages it will track ...
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Why is Facebook Pixel firing the gtm.formSubmit event?

I have a Google Tag Manger container that contains a Facebook Pixel injector tag and a regular form submission tag (with standard form submission trigger). However, when the submit button of a form is ...
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Why is my Custom HTML tag not fired in Google Tag Manager

I have a Custom HTML tag in Google Tag Manager that is actually very simple. It consists of the following code (a GTM Macro): {{html generator}} This tag is only fired on the Thank-you page on my ...
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URL query removal in Google Analytics tracking

We are trying to track all of the page views to certain sites. We ONLY need to know how many folks visit each page. Unfortunately what is happening is Google Analytics (GA) is not aggregating the ...
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Google Data Studio - How to get percentage of users who performed an event?

I have setup a dashboard where I could easily get the number of users who performed a certain event in a card. I have used the 'users' metric with a filter for the 'event category' and 'event action' ...
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How to deal with bots repeatedly accessing our "Thank You" page

We have a "Thank You" page that users are redirected to after completing a form submission. Random IP addresses are accessing that page over and over causing our analytics data to be skewed. ...
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In Google Analytics, track which item and subsequent navigation path is used more

My knowledge of Google Analytics is pretty rusty. I am trying to set up tracking where I can know which Ad or button has been clicked, then as a next step, track which button has been clicked next. (...
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How to get access to Google Tag Manager that was handled by a previous developer?

My client site has GTM script included within the <head>...</head> but the client doesn't seem to have access to their GTM account, which is most likely handled by a previous developer. ...
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Does Googlebot execute Google Tag Manager?

I wanted to understand how Googlebot (and other crawlers) crawls my site. Specifically whether it passes a document.referrer and if it maintains localStorage keys, so I implemented a script via Google ...
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Do I need to add the Google Tag Manager if I already have Google Analytics?

I have google analytics in my website like this : <!-- Global site tag (gtag.js) - Google Analytics --> <script async src="https://www.googletagmanager.com/gtag/js?id=UA-xxxxxxxx-1"></...
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How do I add the an expires header for external URL components as suggested by GTmetrix and YSlow?

I am trying to decrease the loading time of my website which is hosted in Bluehost. So when I check the performance scores via GTmetrix under YSlow section it mention to "Add expire headers" for four ...
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Google Tag Manager Multiple URL Exceptions not Working

I am using Google Tag Manager to insert my Schema JSON-LD data and as my schema data is presented in the footer it makes sense to use the following: Tag Type > Custom HTML Trigger Type > All Pages ...
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Verification of Google Search Console via Google Tag Manager

I have a problem with verification website in Google Search Console via Google Tag Manager. I have a site on Wordpress and GTM installed via GTM4WP plugin. Noscript part was set up to "Codeless ...
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What region codes require GDPR compliance?

TL;DR: What ISO 3166-2 region codes require GDPR compliance? I'm trying to implement my own GDPR compliance using Google Tag Manager. This documentation has a header titled "Region-specific ...
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Can Tag Manager containers be moved to another account (owned by the same person)?

I've inherited a structure for Tag Manager containers that have each new container in a new account. Can I move the existing containers into one or 2 accounts so that I can group them into logical ...
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Make Google Tag Manager' tags GDPR compliant

How to make tags in Google Tag Manager GDPR-compliant without using 3rd party services like CookieBot? I have a custom "We use cookies" popup and GTM set up. I need to understand how to ...
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Google Tag manager firing Facebook pixel calls with appspot redirect URL

We set up a tag in Google Tag Manager for Facebook conversion tracking, triggered by submission of a specific form. Now we are seeing many conversions in the Facebook Ads console in times when we are ...
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Form submission tag not fired

I want to create a goal from google tag manager and link it to google analytics goal event then link it to google ads for Target CPA. I added all images here. I don't know which part I did wrong (...
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How to add the Facebook Messenger Customer Chat Plugin to your site using Google Tag Manager

I'm trying to install the Facebook Messenger Customer Chat Plugin onto my website using Google Tag Manager so that it can be controlled by non-developers, however after creating a 'Custom HTML' block ...
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Will adding multiple Pageview Tags in Google Tag Manager record multiple page views?

I’m looking at replacing Google Analytics with Google Tag Manager in a web application I have. I’m working through the Enhanced Ecommerce guide to track ecommerce-related events in my application. ...
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Event tracking for Vimeo in Google Tag Manager

I've been banging my head against the wall trying to get this to work to no avail so thought I might see if anyone else has faced the same problem. I've been trying to setup event tracking to track ...
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Google Tag Manager blocked in China..?

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....
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Is it ok to filter sensitive user information from GA hits in GTM (rather than in app)?

I'm using GTM to filter out PII in the data sent to Google Analytics. I do this by only letting GTM send non-PII values to GA. So the data flow is the following : app ->(sends full payload)-> GTM ->...
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Google Tag Manager Uses iframe, is this problematic for IE?

Internet Explorer has a non-standard P3P privacy policy implementation (what a surprise). This prevents cookies from being loaded in iframes. Google Tag Manager uses an iframe. Does this cause ...
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GTM + GA4 init after consent - Data loss?

Question about something I am not sure about. But the way I set everything up for my ecommerce site is: When people will visit the page they will get a Cookie Consent Bar which you can accept or will ...
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On a new installation of Google Analytics 4 & Google Tag Manager, do I need to duplicate all tags?

I have installed Google Analytics 4 along with Universal Analytics and Google Tag Manager to track traffic to our 4 websites. There are literally hundreds of events (triggers/tags) being tracked now ...
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Trigger event from external domain Google Analytics

I have a shop on a third party service. I want to trigger a event when the product gets purchased. The third party service allows us to add script snippets. I'm doing this, but I can't see any custom ...
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GA custom dimensions showing up in event data but not pageviews

Scenario: I am trying to use custom dimensions to capture metadata of article postings (date, author, type, tags). I need to make an ajax call on page load to get this metadata, so I cannot send the ...
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How to avoid double counting GA eCommerce transactions with GTM

I'm trying to get some clarity on how the GA eCommerce tracking works with regards to double counting transactions. We are going to be pushing the transaction data to the Data Layer on the "Payment ...
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How do you filter out traffic from your own IP address in Google Analytics when using IP Anonymization?

I'm using Universal Analytics via Googe Tag Manager. I want to filter out my own IP in a view. Since I'm using IP address anonymization, I'm filtering both my full and my IP ending with 0. (e.g. 1.2....
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GTM Size Budgets - What's an average Google Tag Manager payload size (kB/files/other)?

On a landing page I've built, 80% of what the user downloads in terms of kB and even more in terms of number of files comes from GTM. It's an extremely condensed site outside of the GTM implementation,...
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How does ecommerce tracking work for multiple currencies

I have a client based in the UK which sells from one website to multiple countries. I am setting up standard ecommerce tracking through GTM and wondering, if someone pays in USD, will GA recognise ...
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Should each subdomain be its own property in Google Analytics?

I am auditing GA implementation for a startup and found they have a separate property for each of its subdomains. And yes, it is possible to navigate from subdomain to root domain and vice versa. ...
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Google tag assistant reports: "Same web property ID is tracked twice"

I've added the following Google Tag and Google Analytics code in my website. When i checked with Google Tag Assistant (Chrome Addon), I can find a yellow indicator against Google Analytics Tag which ...
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Track conversions from blog article to checkout (Wordpress, GA, GTM)

This is on a Wordpress/WooCommerce site, utilising Google Tag Manager (via a plugin called GTM4WP). Is there a way to track when someone lands on the site via a blog article, and then they end up ...
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Why is my Google Tag Manager event expecting this `_event` value?

We've set up a Google Tag Manager trigger for successful signups. We've configured it like this: Trigger type: Other - Custom Event Event name: Successful Signup This trigger fires on : Some Custom ...
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How to Track outbound clicks in google analytics

I know there are several ways that will help me find out how many times that user clicked on the outbound links but situation is pretty complicated. It is a school website, KENT SCHOOL DISTRICT and ...
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How can I publish a container in Google Tag Manager?

There is some icons just after container name in Google Tag Manager, see image. but neither are clickable. As it has very simple interface, I doubt they just forget make them clickable. So my ...
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Remove hotjar js installed through google tag manager

I installed hotjar tracking to my site through my google tag. Now I want to remove it. I have disabled all tracking on my hotjar account. I have deleted the tag (AUTO Hotjar Tracking Code) in google ...
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Google Tag Manager: UA tag not firing and having issues with GTM tag assistant

(I have a created a new container to test the stuff below as the original one is too complex with many tags for various campaigns/analytics) So I have 3 tags a simple tag that is of type 'custom HTML&...
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In Google Tag Manager I have two Google Analytic tags, and want to know if my setup is correct

Google analytics beginner here. I'm developing a new way to capture custom dimensions for my team's site, and I want to know if there's anything that looks wrong with my setup. In Google Tag Manager,...
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How to exclude my domain from referrals?

I'm using Google Analytics with Google Tag Manager. In the Acquisition > Channels > Referral , I can see our domain: The website domain exists in the Tracking Infos Excluded list, but still I can ...
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Migrating Google Analytics Code to Google Tag Manager

This would be a simple question . To migrate my Google Analytics Code to Google Tag Manager , do I just only activate GTM, Leave for a couple of weeks Google Code in Header and then deleted???
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More than 100 of subdomains to be tracked in Analytics using Google Tag Manager

After searching a lot I still do not have a clear answer on this: How to implement GAnlaytics for more than 100 subdomains.site.com? Each of my subdomains will have Google Tag Manager implemented. ...
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How do I keep track of UTM referrer during an account activation process?

I have an email campaign which has a tagged link to my website. It looks like this: http://example.com/join/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=search&utm_campaign=Outreach I want to know how many ...
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How can I scan my entire website and audit it for installed JavaScript tags?

I have a website on a dev server that I want to scan for Google Tag Manager tags and Google Analytics tags to make sure everything's in place properly. Currently I have the Google Tag Assistant and ...
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How to make US websites faster in China?

We've been troubleshooting our site's performance in China. We've removed a lot of the scripts that were slowing pages down. Two critical things we can't simply remove are Google Analytics and Google ...

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