Use Google Analytics with Server-Side Tracking to Make it Compliant

Google Analytics has been under a lot of criticism in recent months. Several data protection authorities such as the Austrian, French, Dutch, Italian and Danish have now classified Google Analytics as non-compliant with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We explain what this means and whether Google Analytics can …

Google BigQuery benefits for Google Analytics

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What is Google BigQuery? BigQuery is Google’s data warehouse. As part of the Google Cloud Platform tool suite, BigQuery allows you to host – and exploit – large databases for a very reasonable price and with very good results. In fact, BigQuery can be used for many other things, such …

Advantages and Some Downsides of Server-Side Tracking

In our previous post about Google Tag Manager’s Server-Side Container (SSC), we started to look at how it works. In this post, we will look at some of the key advantages that the Server-Side system will give you as well as some potential downsides. Advantages When it comes to the …

How the GTM Server-Side Tagging Container Works

In 2020 Google released the Server-Side Container (SSC) for Google Tag Manager. While it requires significantly more technical input to implement than the Web containers we are used to, it does have some large benefits. In this post, we will look at how the SSC works. How The Server-Side Container …

Smart Scroll Tracking with Google Tag Manager

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If you are using Google Tag Manager (GTM), Scroll Tracking can be accomplished in a few quick steps with the GTM built-in Scroll Depth Trigger making this a really simple task. Having implemented this many times over the last years, we discovered that the out-of-the-box GTM Trigger has some limitations. …

Google Tag Manager Becomes Easier and Safer with Custom Templates

Google has recently launched a new Google Tag Manager feature, Custom Templates. This feature allows users to create new types of Tags and Variables for any other users to utilize. In this way, the custom templates can solve some problems that have arisen with GTM. Google Tag Manager, a Powerful …