Easier snippet management with Google Tag Manager

Easier snippet management with Google Tag Manager

Google Tag Manager is a new, free service from Google that helps you set up and manage your web site code snippets. Tags, as Google call them, are code snippets like the Google Analytics tracking code and more. You can add any type of tags to the tag manager, not only Google related ones.

I have previously written about how to add Javascript snippets to your Joomla web sites. The tag manager makes this even easier, and you can get away with adding just one piece of code.

What happens is that Google will provide you with a placeholder tag that is used to enter the other tags. The placeholder should be added in your Joomla template's index file, just after the starting BODY tag.

Most of the time, the template index file is the index.php file in the /templates/yourtemplatename/ folder. Some template frameworks use a different structures, so make sure to check the documentation.

I recommend you take a look at the video to learn more about the Google Tag Manager. I know it will save web site owners a lot of time!

Read 9528 times Originally published on Monday, 01 October 2012 19:33
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