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Nathan Nicholls
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Hi everyone,

I am currently migrating a classic Google Analytics (ga.js) cross-domain tracking implementation across to Universal Analytics (analytics.js) and am wondering if anyone knows how I can replace my previous method with a new UA equivalent. 

The method I am looking to replace is:

_getLinkerUrl - essentially I am looking to manually append the ga cookie data to the end of my URL without using the linker plugin.

I am aware that you can load the linker plugin and auto-link to third-party domains but unfortunately this will not work within my current implementation as we are constructing the target URL using an external javascript file. 
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Thanks +Simo Ahava

I did see this referenced in the x-dom dev guide but wasn't sure on the best way to implement. 

Great advice as always! That's a massive help and very much appreciated.
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Magento Google Analytics Enhanced E-commerce Extension

What is the best extension out there for enhanced e-commerce tracking in Google Analytics. I'm using the TATVIC extension but I'm not able to see revenue data at a product level, only at a top-level. 

Any suggestions?
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TATVIC are looking for beta testers of a pro version of their Magento plugin - I'm not entirely sure what features are pro but this could be one to watch.

Simply e-mail them on: marketing@tatvic.com. Requirment over 100 transactions per month. Only 5 spaces available so my have gone.
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Hi all, I'm looking for some advice re. re-branding / migration of Google Partners status. 

I currently work at agency A who are Google Partners. We are looking to rebrand over the next couple of weeks to become agency B. Is there anyway we can migrate our Google Partners status. We will be continuing to manage existing clients under our MCCs but using a different e-mail account. 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Nathan
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Hi everyone, I wonder if anyone can help me resolve a click / link click tracking issue.

I am trying to measure clicks on tabs on my website (http://www.skicuisine.co.uk/meribel-ski-resort/) that do not link through to a standalone URL. I want to record clicks in order to measure a virtual pageview in Google Analytics. 

For some reason the click / link click listener isn't picking up clicks on the tabs on the left hand side of the page? 

I would appreciate any advice you can give me?

Thanks
Nathan
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Thanks +Simo Ahava I will speak to our developers about this. Also, I'm a big fan of your blog. Keep up the good work!
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Hi all,

Can anyone help me to understand why we have 'lost' our Google Partners status?

Please see attached image.

We have met all certification, best practice and spend requirements but am struggling to understand why our COmpany profile has been marked as incomplete?

Would appreciate any help on this issue.

Thanks
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Caught this late +Nathan Nicholls, but I had same issue last week. Updating the min / max solved it. Been fine since. Hope all is fixed for you now.
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Hi all, 

I'm having an issue with GTM cross-domain tracking on ga.js. I would greatly appreciate any help / suggestions.

We have recently migrated to a new CMS and have migrated to GTM. We are still using ga.js due to the code that sits on the booking system (we are waiting for this to be updated to GTM - we will then upgrade to analytics.js). 

We use a third-party booking system to take online hotel reservations which is accessible via a search box on the right hand side of this page (this is not a form - we are sending dates, night data across to the booking system vis URL parameters.

http://www.dolanhotels.com/somerville-hotel

In addition to the dates and night parameter values that are being sent, we have also tried to lookup the GATM cookie values and append these values to the URL.

The script can be found here:
http://www.dolanhotels.com/media/template-js/scripts.js

This doesn't appear to be working and I am wondering if it is due to the GTM implementation i.e. would we be better of reverting back to the classic implementation within the <head> tag?
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Hi +Yu Hui Balasingam-Chow - I've followed your advice but I am still having the same issue? I'm not sure why it isn't working
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Google My Business Help  - 
 
Hi all, I'm having serious trouble editing my business information - adding a photo and editing my introduction. 

When I try and save my changes I'm presented with the following error: 

'Save failed'

Please could someone suggest how I can fix this issue? 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Nathan
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Does the save fail if you just do the introduction?

If the intro goes through, use a different photo or resize it the photo.

If this does not help you will need to contact Google, this is not a normal issue. I have had them reject images at random many times though. Let us know how it goes.
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Hi Nathan,
Thanks for submitting your track.
As a special offer to AEM entrants we are offering 10% off Point Blank online music courses.
To claim your exclusive discount code email me now: john@pointblanklondon.com
And see you in the AEM hangouts!
John
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Education
  • University of Chester
    BA Marketing, 2007 - 2010
  • Coleg Llandrillo Cymru
    BTEC: National Diploma in Business, 2005 - 2007
  • Ysgol Y Creuddyn
    GCSEs: Business studies, ICT, and Mathematics, 2000 - 2005
  • Ysgol Bod Alaw
    1993 - 2000
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Digital marketing & analytics consultant
Introduction
Digital marketing & analytics consultant. Passionate about search, analytics, user acquisition, UX & startups.
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Google AdWords Partner: https://www.google.com/partners/?hl=en-US#p_certification_html;cert=0
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Digital marketing & analytics consultant
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digital marketing, web analytics, google analytics, seo, pay-per-click (ppc) advertising, display advertising, UX
Employment
  • nathannicholls.co.uk
    Owner, 2015 - present
  • quadradigital.co.uk
    Digital marketing & analytics consultant, 2015 - present
  • e-scape.co.uk
    Digital marketing & analytics consultant, 2011 - 2015
  • thetightspot.com
    Digital marketing assistant, 2011 - 2011
  • igradu8.com
    Wordpress blog - affiliate / content marketing, 2010 - 2011
  • eden.co.uk
    PPC executive trainee, 2009 - 2009
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