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Google Tag Manager - Configure Container - Workspace

1. Go to Your Google Tag Manager Workspace

Go to your Google Tab Manager Workspace.

Note how the dashboard shows no changes yet and that the container is not published.

Your Google Tag Manager Container needs to have at least one tag, one trigger, and will need to be published before it will work.

Google Tag Manager - Configure Container - Click Add New Tag

2. Add a New Tag

Click the Add a New Tag link in the New Tag block on the dashboard.

A screen will slide out with some Tag Configuration and Triggering tiles.

Google Tag Manager - Configure Container - Click Tag Configuration Pencil

3. Open Up Tag Selector

Hover on the Tag Configuration tile.

A pencil icon will appear in the upper right corner.

Click the pencil icon.

Google Tag Manager - Configure Container - Click Custom HTML

4. Select Tag Type

There are many different tags to choose from. Many of these tags require some type of pre-existing subscription to a service.

Custom tags can be added, however. We're going to add just a really simple one to show how Google Tag Manager can work with your Drupal site using the Google Tag Manager module.

Click on the Custom HTML tag.

Google Tag Manager - Configure Container - Add Simple HTML Tag

5. Add a Simple HTML Tag

A text window will appear.

Add a simple HTML tag, like a paragraph tag, into the text window.

Check the Support document.write checkbox.

Google Tag Manager - Configure Container - Click Triggering Pencil

6. Add a Trigger

Hover on the Triggering tile.

A pencil icon will appear in the upper right corner of the tile.

Click the pencil icon.

Google Tag Manager - Configure Container - Check Trigger

7. Select Trigger

A screen will slide out.

Click the All Pages checkbox.

Click the Add button.

Google Tag Manager - Configure Container - Save Settings

8. Save the Tag

You'll be returned to the tag settings screen.

Here's where we run into a little Google bug. This screen reports that the trigger has been added. However, the trigger has not actually, really been added.

Click the Save button, anyhow.

Google Tag Manager - Configure Container - Add Tag

9. Rename Tag

A Rename Tag dialog box will appear.

Give your new tag a name.

Click the Save button.

Google Tag Manager - Configure Container - Tag Added

10. Tag Added

You'll be returned to the workspace.

You'll see that the new tag has been added in the Workspace Changes block.

Note, however, that it doesn't say the trigger has been added.

Google Tag Manager - Configure Container - Click Description

11. Open Default Workspace Settings to Add Description

In the Description block on your workspace, click on the word Description.

Google Tag Manager - Configure Container - Click to Add Description

12. Add a Description

A screen slides out.

Hover on the Workspace Configuration tile.

A pencil icon appears.

Click the pencil icon.

Google Tag Manager - Configure Container - Enter Descriptive Text

13. Add Descriptive Text

A Description text box appears in the Workspace Configuration tile.

Enter your descriptive text.

Click the Save button.

Google Tag Manager - Configure Container - Description Added

14. Description Added

You will be returned to the workspace.

Your descriptive text will now appear in the Description tile.

Google Tag Manager - Configure Container - System Says There Are No Triggers

15. Check Triggers

In the left sidebar, click the Triggers menu item.

Notice how the system says there are no triggers, even though you actually did create a trigger a few steps back.

It's okay, we can add one here.

Click the New button.

Google Tag Manager - Configure Container - Click New Button

16. Open Trigger Selector

A screen slides out.

Hover on the Trigger Configuration tile.

A pencil icon appears.

Click the pencil icon.

Google Tag Manager - Configure Container - Select Page View

17. Select Trigger

Click on the Page View trigger type.

Google Tag Manager - Configure Container - Change Trigger Title

18. Change the Trigger Name

In the upper left corner, click into the field and change the trigger name to something appropriate.

Leave the All Page Views setting toggled.

Click the Save button.

Google Tag Manager - Configure Container - Trigger Added

19. Trigger Added

You'll be redirected into the Triggers page.

Your new trigger will be shown on the page.

Google Tag Manager - Configure Container - Click Overview Link

20. Double-Check Settings

In the left sidebar, click the Overview link.

Once on the Overview page, double-check your settings.

If you're satisfied with them, click the Submit button.

Google Tag Manager - Configure Container - Add Version Name and Publish

21. Publish the Version

A screen will slide out.

Version Name field = give your version a name. You may want to consider developing a naming convention for this.

Version Description field = add some descriptive text.

Click the Publish button.

Google Tag Manager - Configure Container - Container Version Summary

22. Version Information

You'll be redirected to the Versions page, where the most current version information. will display

Google Tag Manager - Configure Container - Tag Appears in Site Source Code

23. Tag Inserted

Go to the front page of your site and open whatever developer tools you use.

View the source code.

Down in the bottom of the code for the front page, you'll find the paragraph tag you created with your text inside of it.