Join Corey Koberg for an in-depth discussion in this video Using WASP to debug, part of Google Tag Manager (V2) Essential Training.
- In the previous video,…we saw how you can utilize the built-in…Google Tag Manager debug tools.…But as you may have seen in some of the videos thus far,…I actually prefer to use a more general tool…called WASP to visualize what's happening with my site,…my tags and the data layer…Now in some ways, it shows similar info…to the Tag Manager tools,…except it can get deeper integration…with the tags themselves.…And it also has the advantage that you don't have to enable…preview in debug mode inside the Google Tag Manager console.…That's actually an important point.…Only Google Tag Manager can activate the preview…where it enables that preview of a modified container…that hasn't yet been published.…
WASP will see what your browser sees.…So it's useful to analyze both the preview mode…and the live published container.…But it views what Google Tag Manager delivers,…it doesn't control which version gets pushed.…Now, if you don't already have WASP,…you can grab it for free from the Chrome store.…Just come here and do a quick Google search on…
This course provides the skills to get up and running with Google Tag Manager quickly. It explores how to set up Tag Manager accounts and containers, use turnkey tags, create rules and macros, control versions and user access, debug tags, configure custom tags, and add code to capture specific Google Analytics events. Authored by GTM expert Corey Koberg, this course also provides crucial, time-saving best practices for working with Tag Manager.
Note: to keep the training as universal as possible, we use the nonmobile version of GTM, and configure it for a generic WordPress site. Your specific implementation will be dependent on how your site is coded.
- Creating an account and container
- Installing containers
- Using built-in tags from Analytics, ClickTale, and other services
- Working with variables
- Firing events with triggers
- Creating versions
- Using custom tags
- Implementing a data layer
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Which version of Google Tag Manager is used in this course? Does it support V2?
A: Yes. 2015 brought Google Tag Manager a brand new interface (known as "V2"), which will be mandatory starting June 1, when all accounts will be forced to migrate. You can learn all about how to create and use V2 containers in this course.