Third-party tracking with dynamic tags
Dynamic tags integrate third-party tools for tracking website activity, enabling the notification of third parties in real time whenever there's a conversion. By enabling you to insert HTML code dynamically into Floodlight-enabled webpages, dynamic tags make it easy to use third-party tracking services and keep the relevant code up to date. It's especially useful if you do affiliate marketing, where website publishers get paid based on the number of conversions they send your way.
Campaign Manager enforces the use of SSL for all dynamic tags. Learn how to create SSL-compliant dynamic tags
The code you enter as dynamic tags is your responsibility, as are any performance impacts or security risks. Google is not responsible for the performance of third-party services, and dynamic tags are not screened for potential risks.
Dynamic and publisher tags are not supported for in app floodlights.
Types of dynamic tags
There are two types of dynamic tags, which are set up as part of your Floodlight activity properties and delivered dynamically when the Floodlight tag is called.
A common use for publisher tags is to provide external confirmation to publishers each time a click or view on their site leads to a conversion on yours. This confirmation is especially important when you're using an affiliate marketing model, where publishers are paid based on the number of conversions they send your way.
Publisher tags can be served for click-through conversions, view-through conversions, or both. For a publisher tag to be served, the conversion must occur within your specified lookback window.
To associate a publisher tag with a Floodlight activity:
Navigate to the Floodlight activity where you want to add the pixel.
Click Dynamic Tags, then Publisher tags.
Click New Tag and locate the site where the pixel should fire. Mark the site and click Select site.
A text box appears where you can add the tag.
Select one of the following conversion types:
Save your changes.
Enable dynamic tags
Dynamic tags are enabled for each advertiser on the Floodlight configuration tab.
Stop dynamic tags from serving
There are several ways to stop dynamic ads from serving.
Option 1: Delete dynamic tags from activities
To stop delivery of dynamic tags for just one Floodlight activity, you can delete the activity's dynamic tags. The Floodlight activity will continue to function, but dynamic tags will no longer be delivered. No retagging is required.
Option 2: Retag with image tags
You can stop dynamic tags from serving by retagging the advertiser's webpages using image tags. To do so:
Set the Floodlight activity to use image tags.
Send the image tags to your webmaster for implementation.
Keep in mind that simply changing the activity to image tags won't stop dynamic tags from delivering. Any existing global site tags or iframe tags will continue to deliver dynamic tags. To stop their delivery, you must retag with image tags.
Option 3: Disable dynamic tags for global site tags
Global site tags contain a parameter called
allow_custom_scripts. When this parameter is set to
true, dynamic tags are enabled. The value of this field will override the settings for dynamic tags on the associated Floodlight activity in Campaign Manager. If you don’t want your event snippet to support dynamic tags, set this field to
false or remove it entirely from your event snippet.
Option 4: Stop dynamic tags by removing all Floodlight tags
You can also stop dynamic tags by removing the Floodlight tags entirely from all websites. In doing so, you'll be shutting down the Floodlight activity as a whole, not just the dynamic tags.