Achievement Unlocked: Google Tag Manager

I’d never bothered to figure out how Google Tag Manager actually works, because… well, nobody ever asked me to. But today I found myself trying to figure out how to do basic link tracking, and sure enough, the GTM site/webapp was still utterly incomprehensible to me. It was definitely easier to use than before, but it still doesn’t make any sense if you’re a raw beginner. Which I was.

Normally, I hate trying to learn developer skills from videos, but the GTM documentation wasn’t helping me, either. So I finally caved and found Measureschool’s YouTube video, which was both short and subtitled, so I could actually enjoy it at work.

And now I’m not a raw beginner anymore, and can actually use GTM to do stuff besides basic session tracking. And hopefully, Google’s documentation won’t be completely opaque to me anymore.

(Another achievement unlocked this week: genuine object-oriented programming in PHP. Again, nobody actually needed it from me before. This one I could actually figure out from the documentation, though.)