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Google Tag Manager

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Google Tag Manager

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Likelihood to Recommend

AB Tasty

I can only mention where AB Tasty has been useful as I haven't had negative experiences on the tests we have carried out. A useful scenario for us is that we use AB Tasty to test changes on pages in a test environment instead of having to test on live
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Google Tag Manager

If you have a marketing department that wants to be agile and measure valuable goals for your company, then GTM is the way to go.You will be able to track almost any event of value that you want on the site (without adding any extra code, thanks to auto-event listener), add new marketing tools if needed in minutes and send events to multiple platforms. This has huge value for your company if you think about it: measuring your efforts quickly and changing course if it is not working can save tons of money. I believe almost anyone who has a site on the internet can benefit from it because of how much time it saves (considering it's even free!).Just beware: GTM opens the door so you can add any piece of code you want. Someone without much experience can overload the site or affect site speed
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

AB Tasty
Google Tag Manager
8.9
Role-based user permissions
AB Tasty
Google Tag Manager
8.9

Tag Management

AB Tasty
Google Tag Manager
7.8
Tag library
AB Tasty
Google Tag Manager
7.8
Tag variable mapping
AB Tasty
Google Tag Manager
8.4
Ease of writing custom tags
AB Tasty
Google Tag Manager
8.2
Rules-driven tag execution
AB Tasty
Google Tag Manager
8.2
Tag performance monitoring
AB Tasty
Google Tag Manager
7.1
Improved page load times
AB Tasty
Google Tag Manager
7.6
Mobile app tagging
AB Tasty
Google Tag Manager
7.8
Library of JavaScript extensions
AB Tasty
Google Tag Manager
7.3

Data Management & Integrity

AB Tasty
Google Tag Manager
8.4
Event tracking
AB Tasty
Google Tag Manager
9.3
Mobile event tracking
AB Tasty
Google Tag Manager
8.7
Data distribution management
AB Tasty
Google Tag Manager
7.5
Universal data layer
AB Tasty
Google Tag Manager
8.9
Automated error checking
AB Tasty
Google Tag Manager
7.6

Pros

  • Ab tasty helped us to very easily create promotional pop-ups to highlight our gift with purchase operations. It allows us to be very prompt in launching a gift and promoting it.
  • We had some refresh to do on our portrait version on tablet, and AB tasty helped us to target the tablet in portrait, and to display a message suggesting to pivot the tablet to have better navigation. It helped us to avoid having to do development to display this message.
  • We had really different point of view regarding up-selling banners. AB tasty helped us to create an AB test allowing us to compare conversion rate and average basket with respect to the up-selling banner was displayed or not, and helped us make a decision thanks to concrete results.
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  • Code injection is simplified with Tag Manager. Facebook Pixel, Google Analytics, Marketo Munchkin, HubSpot tracking, Hotjar, CallRail, the list goes on. One stop, no constantly bugging the devs to install new code.
  • Need to track onsite events? Build a single listener or trigger, and apply that trigger to countless different applications. A user form fill can trigger an AdWords and Facebook conversion, tag a Hotjar recording, signal deployment of a pop-up or just about anything else javascript-driven.
  • GTM is basically coding light. For non-developers who might be terrified of GitHub, it makes features like version control, forking/branches and draft / deploy mode approachable.
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Cons

  • Maybe some editor functionalities could be directly accessible from the homepage, like the amount of traffic you give to a test.
  • The functionality that allows you to point the whole traffic through a variation while keeping the measure of results is not that easy to set up compared to the editor tool. It could be even more intuitive by copying the set up of the initial test.
  • Reports loading can sometimes be quite long when we have a lot of traffic (that point has been improved but is not yet perfect).
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  • There are several good integrations, but there can always be more. Native tracking for call tracking solutions, analytics providers, non-Google advertisers would be top of my list.
  • Documentation is just dreadful. Luckily there are some awesome folks out there doing crowdsourced tutorials (shout out to Simo Ahava) but by and large the Google Tag Manager instructions are worth what you pay for them.
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Likelihood to Renew

AB Tasty7.7
Based on 8 answers
I guess I will not change my headlines every day
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Google Tag Manager10.0
Based on 6 answers
Google Tag Manager makes tracking traffic to our websites effortless, which enables our developers to focus on other tasks. Setting up a new instance takes only minutes and additional scripts can be added/modified without touching the source code of a site in production. This enables our marketing directors to coordinate tests and experiments with minimal effort.
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Usability

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Google Tag Manager9.6
Based on 3 answers
Google Tag Manager, like other Google products, is focused on user-friendliness. All buttons are clearly labeled, documentation is thorough and plenty of tutorials exist to help answer any questions. The layout and menus in Tag Manager are clearly labeled and consistent with other Google products.
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Support

AB Tasty8.2
Based on 1 answer
People are avalaible and they know very well their product which helps to resolve quick issues. Also the benchmark they have helps us to improve our own business.
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Google Tag Manager9.1
Based on 1 answer
It depends wether you are seeking official support from Google itself, in which case it would be rated very low because it's not their business model, they would rather have you work with one of their Google Analytics Certified Partner (GACP).In terms of self-served support, Google offer extensive documentation at https://developers.google.com/tag-manager/, recently revamped training (https://analyticsacademy.withgoogle.com/course05/preview), has active forums and user community (https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104865292981489764063) which can typically answer even the most advanced questions.
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Online Training

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Google Tag Manager7.3
Based on 1 answer
I thought there was a little bit too much emphasis on AdWords stuff, not enough on the generic application of GTM.
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Implementation

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Google Tag Manager9.8
Based on 2 answers
Planning and communication will help greatly with an in-house implementation. If there are large teams, try to limit the number of people involved to 1-2 developers (back-end dev may be necessary depending on your platform), one analytics marketer and one project manager.
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Alternatives Considered

We selected AB Tasty over other leading A/B Testing platforms due to its huge list of features, dedicated account support and competitive licensing model.
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Google Tag Manager is the only tag management tool I have used.
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Return on Investment

  • Push quick fixes without an IT team
  • Test optimizations are not necessarily positives in terms of ROI
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  • GTM is very useful to determine if a particular element on the site is useful (i.e. is it being watched, is it being clicked, does it help customers navigate through more pages). As an SEO person, I can use this information to decide what to optimize for but also to track progress and see improvements in engagement.
  • With the use of Google Tag Manager, I was able to easily inject an A/B testing tool which lead to several improvements in lead generation.
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Pricing Details

AB Tasty

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Google Tag Manager

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details