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Switching from Google Cloud to TAGGRS

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If you’re considering switching from Google Cloud to TAGGRS, you’ve come to the right place. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you transition without complications.

Switching Google Cloud to TAGGRS

Switching from Google Cloud to TAGGRS can seem daunting at first, but it’s actually quite simple. The next steps explain how to set up a new TAGGRS account, create a Server Container, migrate your data, and then effectively Admin and optimize your data with TAGGRS’ tools. Let’s get started!

Want to switch from another hosting provider (other than Google Cloud) to TAGGRS? Then check out this page.

1. Create TAGGRS account + New Server Container.

First, create an account on TAGGRS and create a new Server Container. If you want, you can keep your own created subdomain. The reason you need to create a new Server Container is because Google automatically configures the Server Container to a Google Cloud setup and it cannot be modified later to a TAGGRS configuration.

Note! You need to reconfigure your subdomain (just as you did with Google Cloud).

  • Keep your own subdomain: Change DNS records (Note, AAA become A records).
  • New subdomain created: Add DNS records.

By changing your DNS records, you make sure the data runs through TAGGRS instead of Google Cloud. These DNS records can be found in your dashboard.

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2. Import data to the Server Container.

The foundation of TAGGRS is now in place. Now it’s time to implement the tags and triggers. Chances are you’ve already done this for your Google Cloud container. No worries, you can easily import your tags and triggers from the old to the new container.

  • Google Cloud container (Old container): Admin –> Export Container
  • TAGGRS Container (New Container): Admin –> Import Container

Just want to take over a few settings? TAGGRS has developed a Copy Paste Tool that allows you to easily copy and paste your tags and triggers from one container to another.

No tags and triggers setup yet? We have written blogs for the tags most companies use, explaining step by step how to set them up both Client-side and Server Side. You can find these within your dashboard under Implement:

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Tip: Watch our YouTube channel for more information and explanations.

3. Send data to the Server Container.

After you set up the Server Container, it’s time to send data from the Web container to the Server Container so you can forward data from the Web site to the server for processing and analysis. You do this by adding your created subdomain to your GA4 configuration tag. Watch the video below for the steps to send your data to the Server Container. You do this from within the Web Container!

Any luck? Then the transition is complete. You can now take advantage of the Server Side tracking capabilities offered by TAGGRS.

Bonus: Optimize your Tracking with TAGGRS

Outside of GTM Server Side Tracking hosting, TAGGRS has tools you can use to further optimize your tracking:

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Don’t forget to opt out of Google Cloud Platform to avoid still paying for it.

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