Creating a Tag to Track Conversions
If you have a Google AdWords account, you can create a tag that tracks conversions. The following example shows how to use both Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics to create a tag that fires on your store’s conversion “Success” page.
Step 1. Create a Tag
Log in to your Google Tag Manager account. Then, click the link for the container that you created for your store.
In the New Tag box, click Add a new tag.
Google Tag Manager
Get the following information from your AdWords account:
- Conversion ID
- Conversion Label
If you need help, visit Google’s support site.
From the Google Tag Manager dashboard, click Google AdWords. Then, do the following:
Click the title placeholder and enter a name for the new tag.
Under Choose Product, select Google Adwords.
Under Choose a Tag Type, select AdWords Conversion Tracking. Then, click Continue.
Adwords Conversion Tracking
Enter the Conversion ID and Conversion Label from your AdWords account. Then, click Continue.
Step 2. Create a Rule
Continuing from the Google Tag Manager dashboard, the next step is to create a rule that fires the tag on the conversion page.
Under Fire On, click Some Pages.
Fire On Triggers
In the Choose Pages section, complete the following settings:
Name: Enter a name for the page description. Variable: url Operation: matches RegEx
To learn more, see What is “matches regex” for? in Tag Manager Help.
Conversion Page Location
Select the green checkbox and click Save.
The trigger that you set up appears as a blue button in the Fire On section.
When complete, click Save Tag.
Step 3. Preview and Publish
The next step in the process is to preview the tag. Each time the tag is previewed, a snapshot of the version is saved. When you are satisfied with the results, go to the version that you want to use and click Publish.