Using Google Tag Manager makes it easy to add tags to your website and even send custom data to Google Analytics (or any other platform), but it can quickly become daunting, especially when you’re trying to get up-and-running quickly. That’s why I’ve created this glossary. I’m going to help you understand the most important terminology you’ll find inside Google Tag Manager. Think of this as your Google Tag Manager dictionary.
You can use Google Tag Manager to track button clicks into Google Analytics without needing to modify the code on your website. I’m going to walk you through tracking clicks on a button used in a form, but you can use the same technique for tracking buttons in your navigation, banners, content, and more.
Scroll depth tracking has been a hot topic for a while, and it makes sense. It gives you a simple way to understand how people engage with your content, even if they just view a single page and bounce. Here are the steps you’ll need to follow to configure scroll depth tracking using the built-in variables and trigger in Google Tag Manager...
Tracking YouTube videos embedded on your website doesn't need to be complicated. Here are the steps you'll need to follow to track people watching your videos in Google Analytics.
The best way to track PayPal transactions into Google Analytics is by sending details about the individual user (using their Client ID) to PayPal and then sending confirmed sales back into Google Analytics. This allows us to see transactions, along with their acquisition channels and other behavior inside our reports.
Lots of people have forms on their website and a lot of people ask me how they can track their forms (and form abandonment) using Google Analytics. There are a few different approaches to tracking forms, but one of the best ways is using Google Tag Manager. Google Tag Manager is great – it's flexible, it can streamline tag management but don't get me wrong – it's certainly not easy.