How to Install Shield Using Google Tag Manager

When your new container first loads, you will be prompted with the web container installation code snippet, or to get started with Tag Manager as part of the SDK for your chosen mobile platform. You can install your code snippets now, or click OK to clear this dialog. You can always set up your container first and install the container snippet or SDK later.

Add a new container to an existing account

  1. In Tag Manager, click Accounts and then More next to the relevant account name.
  2. Choose Create Container.
  3. Enter a descriptive container name (i.e. ‘Shield’) and select the type of content: Web, AMPAndroid, or iOS. If setting up a mobile container, select whether you’re using the Firebase SDK or one of the legacy SDKs.
  4. Click Create.
  5. Review the Terms of Service and click Yes if you agree to those terms.

Install the container

  1. In Tag Manager, click Workspace.
  2. Near the top of the window, find your container ID, formatted as “GTM-XXXXXX“.
  3. Click your container ID to launch the Install Tag Manager box.
  4. Copy and paste the code snippets into your website as instructed in the Install Tag Manager box, or download and install the appropriate mobile SDK. See below for tips on webAMP, and mobile installation.

Add, update and publish tags

Now that a container is installed, you’re ready to add new tags.

  1. Click Tags from the navigation menu.
    • To add a tag: Click New. Select the tag type and specify triggers for when the tag should fire.
    • To edit a tag: Click a tag in the list and make changes on the “Edit Tag” page. For example, you might update the triggers for when the tag should fire.
    • To delete a tag: Click a tag in the list. On the “Edit Tag” page, click the More menu in the upper right corner of the screen and choose Delete.
  2. Preview mode gives you an opportunity to inspect your Tag Manager configuration on your site or app to make sure everything behaves as expected. On the web, you can use the debug option to see which tags fire as you browse and interact with the site.
    • From any web page in a workspace with unpublished changes, click Preview.
    • For mobile apps, read the developer documentation for Android and iOS.
  3. When you’re ready, click Submit in the upper-right corner of the screen to begin publishing your changes. Add details such as a Version Name and Version description, then click Publish.

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