Best Crypto APIs for Data Collection [2020]

Is it a coincidence that all of the best suppliers of blockchain data start with the letter “C”? I think not! With the large amount of websites reporting alleged ways to get rich quick in the post-ICO boom world, where is a trader/data collector to get real information? You COULD go exchange by exchange, aggregating … Read more Best Crypto APIs for Data Collection [2020]

Scroll Tracking for Single-Page Applications (GTM)

Google Tag Manager (GTM) conveniently provides a scroll depth trigger to determine how far someone has scrolled down the page. However, this scroll depth trigger doesn’t work on websites using single page app (SPA) technology, since there is no full page load to reset the thresholds. This means that once you scroll down to the … Read more Scroll Tracking for Single-Page Applications (GTM)

Big List of Free and Open Public APIs (No Auth Needed)

An API (Application Programming Interface) allows you to send requests to a remote data set, like querying a database. The response will then be delivered back to your own application in a standardized format. This is very helpful when you’re building an app or pulling metrics for reporting, because it means you can focus on … Read more Big List of Free and Open Public APIs (No Auth Needed)

Leverage Enhanced Ecommerce Data Layer for Marketing Pixels

This post contains scripts that you can use as Custom JS Variables in Google Tag Manager. These scripts all target the quite specific (yet common) use case where a site already running Google Analytics Enhanced Ecommerce now needs to run additional marketing or analytics tags. Related post: Collect Enhanced Ecommerce Values into GTM Variables CONTENTS … Read more Leverage Enhanced Ecommerce Data Layer for Marketing Pixels

Set up Custom Dimensions using GA, GTM, and the Data Layer

Adding a custom dimension to Google Analytics involves several interconnected parts: the data layer, tag manager setup, and admin settings in GA. This post walks through each step of the process to show how they fit together. CONTENTS Step 1: Push Values into the Data Layer Step 2: Set up Custom Dimensions in Google Analytics Admin … Read more Set up Custom Dimensions using GA, GTM, and the Data Layer

Get SEO Data with the Google Custom Search JSON API

The Google Custom Search JSON API is primarily designed for creating applications that retrieve and display search results programmatically, like a search box widget that you place on your own website. However, as part of this service, Google provides a free Google Search API that that lets you query Google’s search engine to check search … Read more Get SEO Data with the Google Custom Search JSON API

Remove fbclid Parameter from GA Reports

In late 2018, Facebook began appending “fbclid” query strings to the ends of all outbound URLs originating from Facebook’s site. These URLs take the format &fbclid=IwAR0Ylspg9Zo1-4JLuy5L3N7RhNTHg5BETDMlsQkUST8QC1JCo3iC6-54_PQ, and are appended to all outbound content, both FB ads as well as organic posts. This post will show you how to remove this parameter from your Google Analytics … Read more Remove fbclid Parameter from GA Reports