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Google Analytics

What are the different tracking methods?

Google Analytics can be included on your site in one of two different ways.

  • Default: Uses the default “gtag” method of including just Google Analytics, learn more
  • Tag Manager: Allows you to include many different tracking scripts from a single source, often used by large marketing teams, learn more

If you have included the main Google Analytics tracking code via another plugin or custom code, be sure to select the same tracking method option in Conversion Bridge. How custom events get recorded is different for each method and so must align with how the main tracking script has been added to the site in order to work.

Is one method better than another?

No. You will not get different data or better results using one method instead of the other.

Where do I find my Measurement ID?

The Measurement ID is required when setting up the Google Analytics tracking code and conversion tracking on your site. To find it, follow these steps:

  • Login to your Google Analytics account
  • In the bottom left, click on “Admin”
  • In the Property Settings section, click on “Data collection and modication”
  • Click on “Data Streams”
  • Click on the stream that should have been created when you first created your GA4 property. If no streams exist, click on “the blue button to “Add stream” button.
  • Find the “Measurement ID” (should look like “G-XXXXX”) and copy it
  • Paste it into the settings within Conversion Bridge

Do not confuse this with the Property ID, you want the Measurement ID

Why should I anonymize my IP address?

Enabling IP anonymization in Google Analytics 4 helps protect user privacy by partially masking the IP addresses of your website visitors. This means their exact locations and identities are less traceable, aligning with privacy laws and regulations like GDPR. It’s a good practice for respecting user privacy without significantly affecting your analytics data.

What is the User ID?

Google Analytics allows you to add the currently logged in user’s ID to all tracking. This lets you track the specific user across devices (while they are logged in).

This is a feature for sites that regularly have recurring visitors to their site and perform actions while logged in. For example, sites using e-commerce, learning management, or membership plugins could benefit from better understanding their active users website usage.

What is debug mode?

Debug mode in Google Analytics 4 is a feature can be used when testing Conversion Bridge to ensure data is being properly sent. When you enable it, it provides detailed, real-time information about the data being sent to Google Analytics. This includes:

  1. Event Validation: It shows whether events are being fired correctly when users perform certain actions, like clicking a button or submitting a form.
  2. Error Reports: If there are issues with the tracking code or with specific events not being recorded correctly, debug mode helps identify these errors.
  3. Parameter Checks: It allows you to see the parameters and user properties being sent with each event, ensuring that the data collected aligns with what you intend to track.

This detailed feedback is crucial for diagnosing and fixing any issues with your Google Analytics setup, ensuring that the data you collect is accurate and reliable. Once everything is working as expected, you will want to turn off debug mode.

You can also use the Google Analytics Debugger Chrome extension to see more data on the events being sent to Google Analytics while testing on your website.

Do I need to exclude the script tag?

By default, Conversion Bridge will add the core JavaScript tag to your website for the basic page view tracking. However, if you have used another plugin like Google Site Kit (or any other plugin) to connect Google Analytics to your site, you can exclude Conversion Bridge from also adding this tracking script and causing double page views.

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