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Tag Management: How to Monitor & Improve Site Performance

There are hundreds of services for site tracking, advertising, customization, and, in general, souping up your ability to measure, reach, and convert your visitors.

Most services rely on JavaScript to track the activity of visitors on your website and report on—or respond to—their behavior.

When people talk about “tags,” they’re talking about snippets of JavaScript provided by third-party services like Google Analytics, AdRoll, Adobe Analytics, etc.

Each tool can improve your ability to reach and serve customers, but it also means adding a new piece of JavaScript (i.e. a tag) to your site.

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Tealium iQ: What Can It Do? And How Does It Compare?

When most people think about tag management, they think about Google Tag Manager (GTM), Adobe Launch, and Adobe DTM. And, usually, companies are using the tag manager provided by their chosen web and/or app analytics vendor.

This article highlights what a vendor-agnostic tag manager product, Tealium iQ, brings to the table. Tealium iQ is a feature-rich product that also has a unique angle to tag management compared to the market-dominating products.

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Google Tag Manager

As an optimizer, it’s your responsibility to understand the implementation and analysis of digital analytics. Gone are the days of relying on the IT department to help you with basic analytics tracking. [Tweet It!] Fortunately, Google Tag Manager makes it easy.

Still, many optimizers don’t use Google Tag Manager (or any tag manager, for that matter) because it looks daunting. The truth is that once you understand the basics, it essentially becomes a second language.

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Migrating to Universal Analytics Using Google Tag Manager

As more and more business owners are learning about the benefits of the new version of Google Analytics (referred to as “Universal Analytics”) as well as the utility of Tag Management Systems (made even more popular by the release of the free Google Tag Manager), Peep reached out to me to write an article about moving an inline GA implementation to Google Tag Manager. This is work we do often over at Analytics Ninja, so I feel more than happy to provide this guide for CXL’s readers. There are many benefits of using a Tag Management System, though as my friend Julien Coquet puts it, “it’s not a miracle cure.”  If you take a quick look at any TMS vendor’s benefits page, you’ll notice the following big points stick out (here are Google’s):

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Hi, I'm Peep Laja—founder of CXL. I'm a former champion of optimization and experimentation turned business builder.

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