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Send Events to Google Analytics from Google Tag Manager/Event tracking with GTM

  • 1.  Send Events to Google Analytics from Google Tag Manager/Event tracking with GTM

    Posted 12-18-2017 01:44 PM

    Originating Authors:  
    Mary Vinitha Xavier & Divya S, Nabler

    Introduction:  Google Analytics (GA), being a clickstream data source is important for understanding how people interact with your website. It gives you additional insights into their behaviour and how effective your pages are in leading users towards a conversion. There are some out-of-box features that GA tracks by itself, like pageviews, sessions, bounces, etc. In certain cases, this is not enough. For example, it does not track viewing a video, downloading a document etc., which might be very important for your business and your website. This can be achieved by sending custom events.

    Analysis Overview: 
    In this recipe, we are going to

    • Briefly, discuss <g class="gr_ gr_174 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar replaceWithoutSep" id="174" data-gr-id="174">on</g> what is Google Tag Manager (GTM), its main components such tags, triggers and variables
    • Discuss on what is event and its taxonomy with an example
    • Illustrate various methods of sending events to GA from GTM with examples

    Analysis Benefits:  

    1. GTM reduces development cycles and saves time, resources & costs.
    2. It reduces developer reliance, shrinks analytics implementation timelines and allows you to deploy more advanced analytics tracking without touching any site code.
    3. Various user interactions that cannot be tracked by default, can be tracked by configuring custom events in GTM

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    Mary Xavier
    Nabler (Corporate Account)
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