We are excited to re-introduce and share a new feature for Tag Inspector that differentiates it from other tag inspecting tools on the market today: the ability to scan a site without impacting web analytics data! Tag Inspector can crawl a site, emulating a real visitor browsing and capturing all tags firing on every page, but will not generate false pageviews or hits to SiteCatalyst, Coremetrics, Google Analytics and even Google’s new measurement platform, Universal Analytics. Other analytics tools are planned to be added in future releases.
Not only will this enable users to quickly scan more sites without any worry of analytics data being affected, it will help organizations scale their proactive scanning processes by scheduling more scans for more sites! This change does not only affect live pages on your site (or those shown within the sitemap, if you are running your sitemap through a scan only) but every page that is scanned will not send “false” data.
A few other technical updates that will soon be released as additional reporting metrics include:
- Latency for each tag scanned
- Cookies logged on each page of a site with each cookie traced back to the tag that set it.
- Line number of where a tag was found on the page source for better technical troubleshooting
- Tag P3P Protocol for each tag found on the site