'Pushing' Leadinfo data to 'DataLayer' in Google Tag Manager

In the DataLayer of Google Tag Manager, information about your website can be sent to the container. In this help article, we will explain how DataLayer works and how you can use it to push information from Leadinfo to Google Tag Manager.

To push information from Leadinfo to Google Tag Manager, access to our API is necessary. To gain access, our developers need to whitelist your website. This is not a default in our subscription model. If you want to know more about the costs of the product, please reach out to hello@leadinfo.com.

What is a DataLayer?


A dataLayer is a JavaScript object that should be placed on your website and that pushes information to Google Tag Manager. This information can subsequently be used to define variables, set triggers en build tags! An example of information could be a website visitor signs up for your newsletter.

DataLayer can also be used to push Leadinfo data to the Google Tag Manager container. This enables you to fire certain tags based on the characteristics of a website visitor.

How to implement DataLayer?


When pushing information from Leadinfo to Google Tag Manager, the first step is to put the DataLayer object on the website. This can be done by putting the JavaScript code in the source of your website. An example:

<script>
$.ajax({
url: 'https://api.leadinfo.com/v1/identify',
success: function(data){
//show data in your browser console
console.log(data);

//example on how to push data to the dataLayer
if(data.hasOwnProperty('name')) {
dataLayer.push({
'company_name': data.name,
'company_city': data.city,
});
}
}
});
</script>


Above is an example of how we push the company name and city to Google Tag Manager.

How to use DataLayer?


When the JavaScript code is on your website and businesses are recognised, information will be pushed to Google Tag Manager if your URL. This will only work if you have set the right variable within Google Tag Manager.

When this is implemented correctly, you can use the Leadinfo information to set triggers or add the data as a variable to your tags.

Are you interested in more information on variable and custom triggers? Please read these articles from AnalyticsMania where this is further explained.

Data Layer Variabel

Custom Event Trigger

What data can I use?

Leadinfo provides the following data that you can use within Google Tag Manager.

Names

Variable names

Placeholders

Company name name data.name
City city data.city
Phone number phone data.phone
SIC code branch_code_sic87 data.branch_code_sic87
SBI code branch_code data.branch_code
Domain domain data.domain
Favicon favicon data.favicon
Logo logo data.logo

 

Leadinfo does not provide any support in setting up your Google Tag Manager. Reach out to your web developer when you have any questions.