As previously mentioned, after publishing the tags you will see data on the Resonate Ignite platform the next day once your tags have seen traffic.
But once you have completed deploying your website strategy, you may test that your Dynamic Site Tag and track method tags are performing successfully on your website using Developer Tools in a web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge). Please note, it is necessary to perform validation of tags with an incognito browser to avoid any caching issues.
We will use the resonate Corporate site and the google chrome browser to provide steps and examples on how to view/test your tags performance on your website.
Please use the following steps to test your site tags that have been deployed/published (open an incognito browser to avoid caching issues):
- Navigate to your website where tags are deployed
- Access Developer Tools in Google Chrome, you may either:
- Right-click any area of the web page (including blank areas) and then select Inspect from the menu.
Access Developer Tools through Inspect Element
- Access the Google Chrome settings menu (the three vertical dots in the upper right-hand corner of the browser window control panel). In the drop-down menu, select More Tools, then Developer Tools.
Access Developer Tools through Settings Menu
- Next click the Network tab to display the Network Panel; if you do not see the Networktab, click on the arrow to the right of the list and a dropdown menu will display where you should see Network to select.
Network Panel in Developer Tools
- Type "reson" in the Filter Bar to see only your Resonate tags and click refresh to reload the page and ensure the tags display in the panel below.
Filter Resonate Tags in Network Panel
- Your Resonate site tags will display in your panel. In the above screenshot, the tags deployed are located under the Name column represented by "p" and "t". "P' is for the page method and "t" is for the track method.
- Click on the "p", and then click Payload tab on the right to view the Dynamic Site Tag that you deployed that will capture visitation at your website's topline domain level and capture general tag fires on all the pages.
Dynamic Site Page Tag in Network Panel Resources
- Click the "t", and then click the Payload tab on the right to view your Track Method tags (site mapping and/or user event actions tags) that you deployed.
- Within the payload sent through the Track method, you should see the data values being sent through the "properties" of the payload. In the example below, a value of "Home Page" is being sent back to us within a parameter named "Section".
Track Method Tags in Network Panel Resources
- For each track tag, you would test the specific clicks on sections/pages or user event actions that the tag is deployed to track. You should then see the results displayed under Payload (the example above shows the "Home Page" was selected).