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🔥 Optimize supports server-side experiments

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While creating client-side experiments in Optimize's visual editor is fun, power users clamor for more. Optimize now supports creating Server-side experiments.

 

Server-side implementations offer more flexibility to do things such as:

  • Run experiments for websites with dynamic content.
  • Test non-UI changes that still have an affect on your objective. For example, a database query result set that is returned to a user.
  • Integrate Optimize experiments with your service (e.g. Content Management provider).
  • Manage experiments using your own optimization platform.

This new guide explains how to use Optimize to report on experiments running on your server. Read about it in on the Optimize DevSite: https://developers.google.com/optimize/devguides/experiments

 

Happy testing!

- Jason

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🔥 Optimize supports server-side experiments

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Yes Michael and Kedar, server-side experiments are available in the free version of Optimize.

 

Happy experimenting!

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This is a great feature, and I'm sure someone using Optimize will make good use of it. As a suggestion, could Google please distribute at least a little more attention to this forum? Optimize is still relatively new, and especially for paying customers, the FAQ is simply not enough to address fundamental concerns. There are many legitimate questions with no response in this forum, and I'd assume it's rather important to at least provide some direction for the people who post them.

🔥 Optimize supports server-side experiments

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Hi I'm trying to understand if I can use the server-side implementation to manage experiments cross platform. How do I pass to google analytics that the current event is being triggered by user X ? 

🔥 Optimize supports server-side experiments

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Hi Jason, 

 

Is the server-side experiments feature available in the free version of google optimize? 

🔥 Optimize supports server-side experiments

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"Is the server-side experiments feature available in the free version of google optimize?" I would like to confirm this as well. Thanks!   

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Yes Michael and Kedar, server-side experiments are available in the free version of Optimize.

 

Happy experimenting!

🔥 Optimize supports server-side experiments

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Can you provide integration instructions using dataLayer.push ?