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  • Disabling Page View Tracking for a Specific Webpage

    Posted by Amelia on 29 July 2022 at 1:21 am

    Hey there, got a little tech challenge I could use some help with. So, you know when you load a webpage and it triggers a page-view event? Well, I’d rather not have that happen on one particular page of my website. So, here’s the kicker – I still want to play nice with all the other events happening on that same page. Just so you know, I’m using Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics 4. Any thoughts on this?

    John replied 11 months, 2 weeks ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Henry

    Member
    25 November 2022 at 2:19 pm

    Sure, here’s the deal. You can adjust the trigger in Google Tag Manager to exclude the page view event for a specific page. Essentially, you’ll be setting up an exception to the rule.

    Just like this: check out the image link for a visual idea!

    [Click here](https://i.stack.imgur.com/qajWk.png)

    So, it’s a bit tricky if you have a Single Page Application (SPA) page view. The current Google Analytics 4 page view tag only allows you to trigger on history changes instead of adding individual history change triggers.

    In this case, you’ll have to stop it from firing page views on every history change and set it up again using normal triggers. Then, add your exception to these triggers.

    I know it might be a little challenging, but once you set it up, you are good to go!

  • John

    Member
    26 April 2023 at 3:36 am

    Sure, you can modify the page-view event trigger while keeping other events intact in Google Tag Manager (GTM) for Google Analytics 4 by using trigger exceptions. Here are the steps:

    First, go to your GA4 configuration tag in GTM and deselect the ‘Send a page view event when this configuration loads’ option. This will stop the default page view event from being triggered.

    Then, create a new GA4 event tag and name the event ‘page_view’. Assign the same trigger to it as your GA4 configuration tag.

    Next, create another trigger of type page view. Make it fire only on some page views, and add conditions to identify the page where you don’t want to trigger the event. The condition could be: ‘Page URL’ ‘contains’ ‘/your_page_url_path’.

    Add this new trigger as an Exception to the ‘page_view’ event tag you created earlier. In the ‘page_view’ event tag, you can find an ‘Exceptions’ field below the ‘Triggering’ field.

    By following these steps, the ‘page_view’ event will not be triggered on the page you specified, while all other events continue to function as normal. Don’t forget to publish the changes once you’re done. For more details, you can follow this guide: https://bluerivermountains.com/en/block-ga4-pageviews-with-url-parameters.

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