Google giveth, and Google taketh away.
What’s been given: Google is releasing three improvements to its single, reusable tag to make it easier to set up, manage, and measure.
- Tag coverage summary, which should help you see whether Google tag has been correctly implemented and which pages aren’t tagged.
- Analytics and Ads integration to make setting up conversion management easier… and quicker.
- CMS integration allows you to implement Google tag in your content management system without making changes to web code. Very nice.
What’s been taken: Google Analytics will no longer collect Store visits data after October 31.
Store Visits for Google Analytics will no longer collect new data after Oct 31st.
Store Visits is currently unavailable in GA4, so Google Ads will be the only place to get those metrics moving forward.https://t.co/GRO1I1z6Tp pic.twitter.com/gMWOo6idek
— Charles Farina (@CharlesFarina) October 5, 2022
Going forward, you can only access these metrics from Google Ads, since this tracking option still isn’t available in Google Analytics 4 (GA4).
Why we care: Sounds like managing tags is becoming a walk in the park.
But if you’re used to tracking Store visits from your Analytics dashboard you’ll have to get used to looking at Ads manager.