I’ve written a bunch of tools to help you use and debug Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics. I’m neither a professional product developer nor am I a visual designer, and both correlate with how the tools look like and what their user experience is :)
Nevertheless, I only create tools that I want to use myself, and being a sort of power-user especially in the development side of things, I do think that these little utilities provide added value to your tag management needs.
- Clone containers from one account to another (or within the same account)
- Visualize containers
- Inspect containers, and add individual assets (Tags, Triggers, Variables) to a “Shopping cart”
- Clone Shopping cart contents as a new container in a GTM account
- Save Shopping cart contents into an asset library for future use
The toolset can be found at:
>> www.gtmtools.com <<
The release notes and user guide can be found here: RELEASE: GTM Tools V2.0.
GTM Tools @SimoAhava
Deprecated, use the new version at www.gtmtools.com
The GTM Tools @SimoAhava is my pet project which I started working on the minute I was allowed access to Google Tag Manager’s API. It includes a number of cloner utilities, which allow you to transfer assets from one container to another in your Google Tag Manager ecosystem. Also, there’s the Container Visualizer, of which I’m definitely most proud.
- Container Cloner – Lets you copy tag(s) from one account to another
- Tag Cloner – Lets you copy tag(s) from one container to another
- Rule Cloner – Lets you copy rule(s) from one container to another
- Macro Cloner – Lets you copy macro(s) from one container to another
- Container Visualizer – Draws a pretty visualization of a container, showing the links between different assets (tags, rules, macros)
I have a pretty long list of planned features, but most importantly I’m working on providing support for the new UI features (triggers, variables), and I’m also looking into bundling assets together in the hopes of letting users download, update, and upload these bundles en masse to containers.
I’ve also written two Chrome Extensions:
- Internalize for Google Analytics – Send a Custom Dimension hit at the click of a button. This tool is intended to annotate traffic in a certain way, letting you filter it out or process it in any way you choose
Feel free to send me any feedback relating to the tools. I don’t do extensive testing, nor are the tools especially optimized performance-wise. These are issues I would love to tackle had I more time, but I’m really grateful for any ideas, feedback, or criticism you might want to throw my way.