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Google Tag Manager

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Score 9.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

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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Monetate

I've used different testing systems, and Monetate is simple-to-use. I've been able to train interns who'd previously had little experience, too. More complicated tests require web dev. I'd like to be able to "safely" shift and style elements in a WYSIWYG interface, but the interface provides most of what I want.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Google Tag Manager
8.9
Monetate
Role-based user permissions
Google Tag Manager
8.9
Monetate

Tag Management

Google Tag Manager
7.9
Monetate
Tag library
Google Tag Manager
8.2
Monetate
Tag variable mapping
Google Tag Manager
8.4
Monetate
Ease of writing custom tags
Google Tag Manager
8.4
Monetate
Rules-driven tag execution
Google Tag Manager
8.4
Monetate
Tag performance monitoring
Google Tag Manager
7.1
Monetate
Improved page load times
Google Tag Manager
7.3
Monetate
Mobile app tagging
Google Tag Manager
7.9
Monetate
Library of JavaScript extensions
Google Tag Manager
7.3
Monetate

Data Management & Integrity

Google Tag Manager
8.6
Monetate
Event tracking
Google Tag Manager
9.4
Monetate
Mobile event tracking
Google Tag Manager
8.9
Monetate
Data distribution management
Google Tag Manager
7.9
Monetate
Universal data layer
Google Tag Manager
9.1
Monetate
Automated error checking
Google Tag Manager
7.8
Monetate

Pros

Google Tag Manager

  • Tag Manager is a Google product, so works well with other Google Products.
  • Tag Manager has a large user base and features a wide collection of knowledge in the documentation.
  • Tag Manager can be configured to fire on all pages, some pages or no pages, depending on your needs.
  • Tag Manager is simple to learn and use.
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Monetate

  • You can test virtually ANYTHING on your website. Once you know what you're doing, it is really easy to upload assets and really customize the details of your test.
  • If you have multiple websites, you can keep all of your website tests separate - for example, we manage two separate brands, both which have 3 environments we can set up tests in: development, staging, and production environments. So, we can easily manage 6 separate test groups and store the various content in the proper section, very easily.
  • The design is really clean and easy to navigate. It is easy to organize and filter your experiments, you can tag them to make filtering a lot easier (especially when you have a bunch of experiments running at the same time), and the simple function of duplicating an experiment makes minor changes to a grand experiment SO much quicker.
  • The Monetate Inspector tool (I could be using the wrong word, sorry!) also allows you to far more easily identify the unique ID of an experiment so you can find it in Monetate and make any desired changes rather than sifting one by one through your various experiments trying to figure out which one you mean to edit.
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Cons

Google Tag Manager

  • Tag Manager is required to be installed in two parts: one in your opening Head tag and once again below the footer .
  • It can be simple to add several extra scripts and lose track of which scripts are important and which can be removed.
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Monetate

  • Monetate can be difficult to learn at first. I think having a clear way to access how-to guides or videos would help employees learn the tool faster.
  • A small criticism but Monetate doesn't allow you to delete any experiences. It can make the platform a bit messy because there are times where we practice creating experiences and now they can't be deleted.
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Likelihood to Renew

Google Tag Manager

Google Tag Manager 10.0
Based on 6 answers
Google Tag Manager has some strong capabilities in simplifying the addition of features and analytics to a site. However, it can obscure code making it difficult to debug problems. It also allows changes to the site that can break certain it for browsers. With great power comes great responsibility.
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Monetate

Monetate 8.2
Based on 24 answers
It is a technology that is being used on a daily basis by the team. So it has real value rather than just "potential" value. Monetate continues to roll out new functionality, and, while not cheap, is cost effective.
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Usability

Google Tag Manager

Google Tag Manager 9.8
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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Monetate

Monetate 7.7
Based on 15 answers
The fact that the multiple members of team uses it almost daily and has dozens of campaigns going says it all
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Support

Google Tag Manager

Google Tag Manager 9.1
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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Monetate

Monetate 8.2
Based on 15 answers
It is a great system which is very user-friendly and the support is very helpful. I am proud to use Monetate.
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Online Training

Google Tag Manager

Google Tag Manager 7.3
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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Monetate

No score
No answers yet
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Implementation

Google Tag Manager

Google Tag Manager 9.8
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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Monetate

Monetate 8.5
Based on 3 answers
Make sure that your feeds into Monetate are thoroughly QA'd
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Alternatives Considered

Google Tag Manager

BrightTag, Qubit, SuperTag and Tealium all have great products, without a question, and they're are great for organizations with very specific tagging needs. With that said, Google has a history of building phenomenal products - Google AdWords, Google Analytics, etc. and their systems always work well together. With Google Tag Manager having a strong integration with their existing products and having no cost to start the choice was easy for our organization. Google Tag Manager has our needs covered and with it, we are able to deploy tags across multiple sites with ease. I would recommend it to anyone
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Monetate

N/A This is my first time using a tool like this so I cannot compare however I don't see any need to try anything else. The team is helpful, the tool works and they resolve any concerns or issues when they do come up
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Return on Investment

Google Tag Manager

  • Hard to quantify. Google Tag Manager is a tool for website managers, allowing everything else to be more easily implemented.
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Monetate

  • We have only been using Monetate for about 1 month and are still working on trying to evaluate our ROI.
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Pricing Details

Google Tag Manager

General

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

Monetate

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

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