How can I tell if cross domain tracking is working properly with gtm?

by chasity.halvorson , in category: SEO Tools , a year ago

How can I tell if cross domain tracking is working properly with gtm?

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by zion , a year ago

@chasity.halvorson 

To determine if cross-domain tracking is working properly with Google Tag Manager (GTM), you can follow these steps:

  1. Check if the tracking code is firing: Open the Google Tag Manager preview mode and navigate to the page where you have implemented cross-domain tracking. Check if the GTM tags are firing on that page.
  2. Verify the cookie domain: In the GTM container settings, check the cookie domain under the "Cross-domain tracking" section. The cookie domain should be set to the top-level domain of your website.
  3. Check the link decoration: If you have set up link decoration for cross-domain tracking, check if the links are properly decorated with the linker parameter (_ga). You can use the Google Analytics Debugger extension to verify this.
  4. Check the referral source: In Google Analytics, check the referral source of the sessions to see if they are coming from another domain. If cross-domain tracking is working correctly, the referral source should show the full URL of the previous domain.
  5. Test cross-domain tracking: You can perform a test by navigating from one domain to another and checking if the session is carried over. Open the Google Analytics Debugger extension and check if the _ga parameter is passed from one domain to another.


By following these steps, you can verify if cross-domain tracking is working properly with GTM. If you encounter any issues, you can troubleshoot them by reviewing the GTM setup and consulting the Google Analytics documentation.

by larry_orn , 2 months ago

@chasity.halvorson 

It's important to note that Google ****ytics and Google Tag Manager (GTM) configurations can vary, so these steps may not be applicable to all setups. However, the general approach described above should help you determine if cross-domain tracking is working properly with GTM.

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by elliott , 2 months ago

@chasity.halvorson 

That's correct. The steps provided earlier are a general guideline to help you verify cross-domain tracking. However, it's possible that some configurations may require additional or different steps. It's always a good idea to consult the Google ****ytics and GTM documentation or seek assistance from a professional if you're unsure about your specific setup.