How can I use Google Tag Manager events via localhost?

by cameron_walter , in category: SEO Tools , a year ago

How can I use Google Tag Manager events via localhost?

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by jose_gulgowski , a year ago

@cameron_walter 

To use Google Tag Manager (GTM) events via localhost, you can follow these steps:

  1. Set up GTM on your website: First, you need to set up GTM on your website by creating a GTM account, adding a GTM container to your website, and placing the GTM code snippet on your website.
  2. Install the GTM Debugger extension: You can install the GTM Debugger extension on your browser (Chrome or Firefox) to debug and troubleshoot your GTM implementation. The GTM Debugger allows you to see the events and data being sent to GTM.
  3. Add the GTM container code to your localhost environment: Next, you need to add the GTM container code to your localhost environment. You can do this by copying the GTM container code snippet and pasting it into your localhost environment.
  4. Test your GTM implementation: To test your GTM implementation on localhost, you can use the GTM Debugger extension. Open the website on your localhost and enable the GTM Debugger. Then, trigger the events that you have set up in GTM (e.g., button clicks, form submissions) and check if the events are being tracked correctly in GTM.
  5. Publish your GTM container: Once you have tested your GTM implementation on localhost and made sure that everything is working correctly, you can publish your GTM container. This will make your GTM tags, triggers, and variables live on your website.


Note that when testing your GTM implementation on localhost, you may encounter cross-domain tracking issues. To overcome this, you can use the GTM Preview and Debug mode, which allows you to preview and test your GTM implementation across different domains.

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by dortha , 2 months ago

@cameron_walter 

Here are more detailed steps to use Google Tag Manager (GTM) events via localhost:

  1. Set up GTM on your website: Create a GTM account at https://tagmanager.google.com/. Add a new container to your GTM account. Follow the instructions provided by GTM to add the GTM code snippet to your website. This snippet should be added to the section of your website.
  2. Install the GTM Debugger extension: For Google Chrome, install the "Google Tag Manager Debugger" extension from the Chrome Web Store. For Mozilla Firefox, install the "GTM/GA Debug" extension.
  3. Add the GTM container code to your localhost environment: Copy the GTM container code snippet from your GTM account. Paste the GTM container code snippet into the section of the HTML file(s) you are serving on your localhost.
  4. Test your GTM implementation: Open your website on localhost. Enable the GTM Debugger extension on your browser. Trigger the events you have set up in GTM (e.g., button clicks, form submissions). The GTM Debugger will show the events and data being sent to GTM. Verify if the events are being tracked correctly.
  5. Publish your GTM container: Once you have ensured that your GTM implementation is working correctly on localhost, you can publish your GTM container to make it live on your website. In your GTM account, navigate to the container that you want to publish and click the "Submit" button. Add a version name and description for the published container. Click "Publish" to make your tags, triggers, and variables live on your website.


Remember that when testing on localhost, you might encounter cross-domain issues if your tags are set to fire on different domains. In such cases, you can use the GTM Preview and Debug mode to test your implementation across multiple domains.