The ObservePoint TagDebugger adds a new tab in the Chrome Developer Tools to enable quick locating and detailed viewing of analytics tags and other technologies on the current page.
The information displayed is useful in helping to troubleshoot analytics implementations, on-click events and tag presence issues.
This information includes tag name, account, category, status, load time and size of each tag. Additional information, including the full request, POST data and parsed variable data, is also available by selecting a tag. Summary data, including total number of tags, tag types and average tag load time, is available in the footer.
Users can also navigate through multiple sites without clearing data by changing the 'Clearing tags on navigation' button on the top left just below the navigation bar to 'Tags persist through navigation'. This will assist in troubleshooting on-click events and cross-domain tracking.
A download of the displayed data is available, but may be limited by the size of the data in the panel. This should be downloaded to the users standard download directory as observepoint.tab.
ObservePoint TagDebugger is an excellent alternative for web analysts who may currently use one or more of the following: WASP, Charles, Fiddler, OmniBug, Adobe Debugger, Tag Inspector or the older ObservePoint Firefox Plugin.
To use this extension, follow these four easy steps:
1. Ensure the extension is enabled by selecting More Tools from the ellipses menu, then Extensions, and verifying the ObservePoint TagDebugger is enabled.
2. Open the Chrome Developer Tools. (On Windows and Linux, press Control-Shift-i. On Mac, press Command-Option-i.)
3. Select the ObservePoint panel.
4. Refresh the page you are on.
By installing this extension, you agree to the ObservePoint Terms of Service at http://www.observepoint.com/terms-of-use
For more information on the TagDebugger, as well as its companion report comparison tool, TagCompare, visit: https://www.observepoint.com/tag-debugger/