Profile

Cover photo
Gerry White
Lives in Brighton
365 followers|322,893 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTubeReviews

Stream

Gerry White

Shared publicly  - 
 
Two pound sandwiches for locals (with kids) - massive baguette appreciation going on here ... 
1
Add a comment...

Gerry White

Shared publicly  - 
 
Dalek in Burgess Hill for robotwars 
1
Add a comment...

Gerry White

Algo Impacts / SERP Changes  - 
 
Anyone implemented the code for search site links ? - how long did it take? 

Using GTM we put in the site search sitelinks code (JSON LD) and about a week later I am still waiting for Google to pick this up, I want to roll this out to other clients.... 

- I have checked and validated (all ok) 
- it already has a sitelinks search box which goes to google results 

is there anything else I need to do? the site search is blocked from Google, but the articles I read say this isn't a problem. 

Any one else done it ? (other than Moz) 
https://developers.google.com/structured-data/slsb-overview

An example of the code - 

<script type="application/ld+json">
{
   "@context":"http://schema.org",
   "@type":"WebSite",
   "url": "https://www.example-petstore.com/",
   "potentialAction": {
     "@type":"SearchAction",
     "target": "https://query.example-petstore.com/search?q={search_term_string}",
     "query-input": "required name=search_term_string"
   }
}
</script>

Cheers! Gerry 
1
Cory Howell's profile photoMichael Bartholow's profile photoToni Anicic's profile photoGerry White's profile photo
10 comments
 
Ah sorry - if google are already showing the search box but it goes through to Googles own results - this is actually what I am trying to fix / avoid, as most of their search terms are triggering competitor ads (two above their own results), plus their own search pulls in some cool results! I think I just need to wait a couple more days! 
Add a comment...

Gerry White

Discussion  - 
 
Almost all direct?
A site had a minor update and suddenly all the traffic appears to be double counted, but once as direct, and all sales are being attributed to direct, I think I've exhausted everything I can think of from filters to tracking parameters, but I can't figure out what it could be, the hits being sent to ga seem correct, what could I be missing? 
2
Al Wightman's profile photoGerry White's profile photoParvaneh Ebrahiminejad's profile photo
5 comments
 
Hi mr.gerry white......... 
Add a comment...

Gerry White

General Questions  - 
 
Pulling an element without a unique ID - 
Hey - trying to pull some text from the page which has a unique class, but not a unique ID, my JavaScript is below beginner level but I was hoping that this would be possible, been looking at gtm.elementClasses but that seems to be event related this is a variable that appears on a page within a table but isn't within an ID. Cheers!
1
2
Simo Ahava's profile photoTim Stewart's profile photoAlex Fraser's profile photo
 
document.getElementsByClassName('class')[0];

That gets the first instance of the element with class name 'class'.

You can also use jQuery:

jQuery('.class')

Or document.querySelector:

document.querySelector('.class')

So if this isn't auto-event tracking related, you can get the text content of the element like this:

function() {
  var el = document.getElementsByClassName('class')[0];
  var text;
  if (el) {
    text = el.textContent || el.innerText;
  }
  return text.trim();
}

So if you put this in a Custom JS Variable, it will return the text content of an element with class name 'class'. If there are multiple elements with '.class', it returns the text of the first one, if there are none, it returns undefined.
Add a comment...

Gerry White

Shared publicly  - 
Incapsula sheds light on Semalt’s suspicious activity and explains our rationale in preventing this bot from accessing any Incapsula-protected websites—unless manually permitted to do so by webmasters.
1
Add a comment...
In his circles
456 people
Have him in circles
365 people
Dario Propdental's profile photo
Maarten van Vulpen's profile photo
Kunal Ramchandani's profile photo
Johnny Hastie's profile photo
Daniel Bianchini's profile photo
PSD to HTML - SeoSemanticXhtml's profile photo
Peter Hatherley's profile photo
Jonatan Jumbert's profile photo
Andrew Leonard's profile photo

Gerry White

Shared publicly  - 
 
Daughter on the train 
1
Add a comment...

Gerry White

General Questions  - 
 
De-Duping with GTM -
Assuming we only want to attribute credit to last click wins - can we only fire the tracking when the referral of the session is an affiliate (or a particular channel) - my feeling is no, there is no easy way to do this on Universal (unless we roll back to async). am I missing something ? or has anyone got an easier method than effectively writing a session tracking tool ? 

- only fire when the last click was channel y ? 

Cheers Gerry 
1
Gerry White's profile photoSteven Johnson's profile photo
5 comments
 
Sure.  If you need additional help, let me know.  +Simo Ahava has a couple different blog posts on his site about using custom html and first party cookies that were a big help to me, most recently in his Send Weather Data GTM V2 post: http://www.simoahava.com/analytics/send-weather-data-to-google-analytics-in-gtm-v2/
Add a comment...

Gerry White

Measurecamp  - 
 
Session on analytics plugins?
Plugins for magento and wordpress, experience, issues, recommendations?

If I put a discussion on whose interested? 
1
JoJo Sawyer's profile photoCharles Meaden's profile photoMichał Bryś's profile photoPhil Pearce's profile photo
8 comments
 
+Gerry White 

I am interested in this topic too - I have this mini-presentation that covers the CMS plugins for Magento, Wordpress & Drupal with matching GTM config files here:
http://slideshare.net/phildpearce/4-clicks-to-measurement-superweek/

Did you want to join forces for this workshop/discussion? 

And does this session card look ok? (hope you dont mind the avatar) 
https://www.dropbox.com/s/8i1y6du9f86ggtw/GTM%20plugins%20for%20CMS.pptx?dl=0 (PDF)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/90npy5igkyfathk/GTM%20plugins%20for%20CMS.pdf?dl=0 (Powerpoint - editable)

Thanks

Phil.

cc: +Tim Leighton-Boyce +dan barker +Barry Mann
Add a comment...

Gerry White

General Tech Talk  - 
 
Delivering regionally specific content - same URL 

hi Guys, I am hoping that you can tell me if there is a solution to delivering different content on the same URL that can get indexed, does it involve the VARY header ... I have been googling a solution but can't find a good one.  

People from the UK vs People from the US see different pages, some pages are only available in some regions as well! 

My next step is to persuade the client to use subdirectories for each region, but would love to look at not making major changes to a site already indexed. 

Cheers! 
1
William Harvey's profile photoMenachem Rosenbaum's profile photoJan Koenigstaetter's profile photoGerry White's profile photo
7 comments
 
I read that link, but I couldn't understand how to tell google to do it. I think I studied it far too long… any ideas? 
Add a comment...

Gerry White

Discussion  - 
 
New feature request +Google Analytics  Can we have a feature to copy history directly to annotations 
1
Add a comment...

Gerry White

Questions  - 
 
Content Grouping - Can you have a page in two groups based on state (i.e. logged in vs not logged in?) or am I better off using custom variables ? Cheers! 
2
Al Wightman's profile photoGerry White's profile photo
4 comments
 
Thanks Al!
Add a comment...
People
In his circles
456 people
Have him in circles
365 people
Dario Propdental's profile photo
Maarten van Vulpen's profile photo
Kunal Ramchandani's profile photo
Johnny Hastie's profile photo
Daniel Bianchini's profile photo
PSD to HTML - SeoSemanticXhtml's profile photo
Peter Hatherley's profile photo
Jonatan Jumbert's profile photo
Andrew Leonard's profile photo
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Brighton
Previously
Leeds - Ashby de la Zouch - Bristol, uk - Bedford, uk - Ware, uk - London, uk - Ashby de la Zouch - Wales (Carfiff)
Story
Tagline
SEO & Analytics Bloke
Introduction



Previously 

  • European SEO @ Farnell 
  • A data guy at the BBC - working on projects involving data, search personalisation and more ... This is coming to an end soon (or has already and I haven't updated this) to find out what I am upto now, ask me! 
  • Head of Analytics & SEO  Adfero (now Axonn)   
  • Analytics Guy at Razorfish (UK - Back when it was DNA, and then Avenue A | Razorfish) 

Probably won't add more than this ... Became a dad in 2009, which has changed my outlook slightly, and again in 2010! 

Please don't send me spam not interested... Cheers!

Bragging rights
2 manic kids ...
Work
Occupation
Online Marketing guy, specialising in SEO & Analytics
Skills
SEO, Analytics, data, email, social and other bits
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Apps with Google+ Sign-in
Best nasi goreng around
Public - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic Zoo which seems much more focused on the visitors than other zoos, great enclosures and the animals seem well cared for, but the way in which visitors can view the animals seems throught through. My daughter loved HelloKitty land as well as Thomas Tank Engine! - definently going back there in 2015
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Last night (24th September) I tried making a booking via an online website it gave an ambiguous result as to whether I had booked it (this was after all the trains in the area were cancelled) I walked down to the hotel explained what had happened to the lady on the desk who effectively called me a liar, told me she had never heard of the website and instead of being helpful was simply rude. - so I went to the hotel above Smokeys and had an excellent night for the same price!
• • •
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Friendly, proffesional, put up with my son who now wants to be a plumber ...! We called him for a gas cert and a few other bits - delivered a great value job and serviced the boiler. My 3 year old insisted on watching and since leaving has been trying to figure out how to take the taps apart and really wants to be a plumber when he grows up.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
28 reviews
Map
Map
Map
Quite scary actually, seems that fruit and veg is life and death if not delivered on time, otherwise not much excuse for the 90mph bumper to bumper driving
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Reliable, good value - excellent service. Finding a trustable electrician can be challenging but I was surprised at how good he was and how good value Chris was, I have used them a few times now all with great results.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
initially very good, we called in to buy some blinds, seemed like a good price, but the fitter didn't turn up "because he had finished work now" several times, and then we didn't hear any more. The shop has said we can't have a refund unless we go in, and then when we went in they needed a reciept - so basically we are about £60 out of pocket, they never return calls when the promised to and have been quite unpleasent to deal with No satisfactory follow up, we ended up dealing with the Leeds branch to sort out the mess that is Bedford. Never shopping here again.
• • •
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago