Environment - is a set of necessary elements of technical / software infrastructure, which is the basis for the operation of a given website/application. Google Tag Manager environments are simply multiple versions of the same container. When we have a website with a different version for development, testing, production and QA, instead of creating separate GTM containers for each version, we can set up separate environments in the same container that will work independently in each version.
If you plan email marketing campaigns you are interested in the same as with other campaigns, to measure their impact on your business. When you are starting with this topic it is good to know that without additional effort you will not be able to access this impact. You will see no results because Google Analytics will treat traffic from the email campaigns as direct traffic (when users are using your own app) or as referrals (when users are using web email clients).
Why now is the time to migrate to Google Analytics 4? Moving to Google Analytics 4 as soon as possible is essential in order to generate the necessary historical data before Universal Analytics stops processing new activities.
Conversion is the most important and interesting event for you. It is extremely interesting to know how this happened. What steps did customers take before downloading the file or purchasing the item? When a customer conversion occurs, it is rarely the customer's first interaction with your website or brand. To understand the steps, you need to look at the conversion paths that will illustrate the overall sequence of platforms and touchpoints involved.
The standard, default Google Tag Manager implementation of GA4 is client side tracking. It means that client, in this situation: users browser like Google Chrome or Mozzila, is responsible for launching GTM/GA4 scripts and sending them to Google.
After 18 years of service, Google Analytics, also known as Universal Analytics, will be sunset by Google and replaced by a new tool, Google Analytics 4 (GA4). GA4 was built to expand Google data tracking capabilities to reflect current challenges and evolution in digital marketing, and in 2023 Google will force companies to fully migrate to this new tool.