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Eric Erlebacher
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Really weird one here - about 10 weeks ago I added a block rule to prevent our UA pageview tag from firing in an iframe on a login page. Last Wednesday, seemingly out of nowhere, I started seeing pageviews firing from that location again. I checked the history and the rules - nothing had been changed. The only external factor I can think of as being related was that something caused our site to go into disaster recovery that same day.

My question is this: is it impossible (or rather, shouldn't it be impossible) for GTM to use rules or accidentally revert to older container versions? Universal Analytics was never hard-coded, it was always fired via GTM. I don't see any hard-code on the page. I even used a proxy tool (Charles), and I don't see any calls being made to google-analytics.com. Nonetheless, I'm seeing hundreds of pageviews for this page which should be getting blocked! Anyone have any ideas?

Is it possible to retrieve the search term / keyword as a macro value with only autotagging (no UTMs)?

Is anyone else having issues with the plot rows button? I use it pretty regularly, but now it's greyed-out on most of the common reports on which I had used it.

When I added the following line to my tracker: 'siteSpeedSampleRate':10, the ga:pageLoadSample metric actually decreased by about 66%.
I understand that the default Site Speed Sampling Rate is set to 1%. We get a lot of traffic, but I wanted to get a better idea of what's going on with the edge cases & outliers.
Is this happening because of the limit of 1% or 10k hits, whichever comes first? I don't see how it's possible if the default is sampled at 1%, how I can get even fewer hits by trying to increase the sampling rate.

Thanks!

I was wondering if there was a way - using macros - to automatically use the more verbose analytics_debug.js script if GTM is also in debug mode. I've set a Debug Mode macro (called, "Debug Mode), and a debug-mode macros in a lookup table.

The first is for the macro is called {{Debug Mode Script}}. If Debug Mode = true, {{Debug Mode Script}} = true, {{Debug Mode Script}} = _debug. Otherwise, it's blank.

I was hoping to implement that when the script was being called, like so:

<script>
(function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){
(i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o),
m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m)
})(window,document,'script','//www.google-analytics.com/analytics{{Debug Mode Script}}.js','ga');

But it's not working. Is something like this even possible? If it is, I'd also like to add the line for "window.ga_debug = {trace: true};" at the top of the snippet

I have one GTM snippet, and a page (site A), with a form on it (from Site B). Both Site A & B have the same GTM snippet. Is it not possible to get cross-domain tracking for this and subsequent pages? Does anyone have recommendations as to how and prevent this page from inflating pageviews? Maybe I should suppress the GTM snippet on site A, since site B is where the form exists?

Thanks! 

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I'm trying to audit a site with multiple different GTM containers. I was trying to use the =importxml function in Google Spreadsheets (or another xpath tool I use), but I couldn't seem to be able to check the src attribute to get the GTM-ID I needed for this audit. 

Does anyone have any advice on how to find which container IDs are on a list of pages, in bulk?

Thanks!

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If you're running multiple Universal Trackers, to prevent overwriting data, should I use a named function, or a named tracker object?
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