Scan Companion

Scan Companion

by on ‎03-11-2016 04:25 PM - edited on ‎03-02-2018 11:51 AM by Community Manager (1,302 Views)

Scan Companion is a simple tool that allows you to scan a specific work flow of pages on your site for tags that are not managed through Tealium iQ. Scan Companion is a complementary tool to Site Scan.

You must activate Site Scan by contacting your account manager before using Scan Companion.

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How does it work?

The purpose of Scan Companion is to scan pages for unmanaged Tags by stepping through a specific workflow on your site. For example, if you wanted to see what Tags load when a visitor goes through a conversion funnel, you would turn on Scan Companion, take the various actions that lead a visitor down the funnel, and complete a sale. Scan Companion records the Tags your browser requests while navigating through the workflow. When you complete the workflow Scan Companion generates a report which can be reviewed in Tealium iQ.

You can only run Scan Companion on the Chrome browser using the Tealium Tools plugin.

Installing

To get Scan Companion:

  1. First, download and install the Tealium Tools Extension by clicking here.
  2. Once the Extension is installed in your Chrome browser, you will see a Tealium_Tools_Icon.png icon in the upper right corner of your browser. Click on it.
  3. The Tealium Tools menu will appear. Click on Open Scan Companion.

Using Scan Companion

To use Scan Companion:

  1. Navigate to the page that is the first step of the workflow you want to record, open the Tealium Tools and click Open Scan Companion.

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  2. Follow the instructions displayed in Scan Companion. Click Start Recording to begin recording.

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    If you click away from Scan Companion, the tool will disappear. If you look in the upper right corner, you will see the Tealium Tools icon has changed to Recording_Thumbnail.png, indicating that a recording is in progress. You can click on the icon to bring the tool back up.

    When you start recording, the page you are on will reload. This ensures that Scan Companion scans that page. At this point the utag.js file is disabled, preventing any Tags and Extensions managed through Tealium iQ from loading.

  3. Navigate through the workflow you wish to test.

    There are two items Scan Companion tracks while it records:

    • Page URLs Visited - This is the number of pages you've viewed during the recorded process.
    • Total URLs Recorded - This is the number of requests directed to other URLs for resources, such as images and files. The Page URL is not included in this count, nor are requests for HTML and CSS files included.

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    As you navigate through the pages of your chosen workflow, each page shows up as an expandable entry. Click on this entry and you can see the URL requests made for that page.

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  4. When you've finished navigating through your chosen workflow, click the Stop Recording.

    You can pause the recording at any time, then resume again by clicking Continue Recording.

  5. To send the report to Tealium iQ, click the Generate Report.

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  6. From the drop-downs, select the Account and Profile that you want to send the report to.

    If you are already logged into Tealium iQ in another tab in the Chrome browser, Scan Companion will use your login information from that session. Otherwise you must enter your Tealium iQ login information to send the report to Tealium iQ.

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  7. Enter a title and notes as necessary and click the button.
  8. To view the report, log into Tealium iQ and navigate to the Reports Tab. You will see your new report under Site Scans.