This article will show you how to take your Google Analytics account and add it to Google Tag Manager. This article assumes you already have a Google Analytics account. If you do not, here's an article that explains how to get started there. Also, you will need to initially set up Google Tag Manager, which you can find a walkthrough for at How to Setup Google Tag Manager. Once set up, you can then proceed to How to Get Google Tag Manager working with PinnacleCart, which will show the important step of hooking GTM and PinnacleCart together.


Applies to Version(s): 3.8.0 - Current

Complexity Level: Advanced

Estimated Time for Completion: 20 minutes


Adding the Google Adwords to GTM


Note: If you already have Google Analytics enabled within PinnacleCart, you can disable it and use GTM from now on.


        1. Go to Tags then select New.

new tag


        2. Select Tag Configuration > Google Analytics: Universal Analytics.

google analytics - universal analytics


        3. In Tag Configuration, fill up respective fields

google analytics tag configuration

  • Track Type - Select your desired Track Type.
  • Google Analytics Settings - To reuse a Google Analytics Settings Variable that has already been set up, select the desired variable from the menu. Your Google Analytics ID and all other settings from that variable will be applied to your tag. To set up a new Google Analytics Settings Variable:
    • Select New Variable…
    • In the Variable Configuration screen, enter your Google Analytics ID.
    • Cookie Domain: If you have no other Google Analytics tags deployed on your site via analytics.js or from Tag Manager, you should leave this value set to "auto". If you have other Google Analytics tags set up on your site or in Tag Manager, you should confirm that the Cookie Domain value is consistent.
    • If you require additional settings such as setting custom fields, custom dimensions, custom metrics, content groups, display advertising features, Enhanced Ecommerce features, or cross-domain measurement, click More Settings and configure the relevant fields.


        4. Click Save.

            Notes: 

  • When you save, you will be prompted to rename the variable if you have not done so already. You may opt to choose to accept the default setting or enter a name of your own. Click Save to complete the tag setup. 
  • For Firing Options, we recommend that you select Unlimited.
  • To choose a trigger that will make the tag fire. You may select an existing trigger, or click the + icon to define a new one.


Links to Related Articles


How to Add Google AdWords to Google Tag Manager

How to Add Facebook Pixel to Google Tag Manager

How to Add Perfect Audience to Google Tag Manager

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