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Verify the Distil Bot Discovery Tag is Executing on the Page

Now that you’ve confirmed the GA tag, the GA tracking ID, and DBD tag are included on the page, confirm the DBD script is executing successfully.

  1. From the Developer Tools menu, select the Network tab.
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  2. Click the browser’s refresh button.
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  3. Search for “analytics” to locate an instance of analytics.js.

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  4. Verify that the Status column value is 200 (the success code).
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  5. Search for “distiltag” to locate the DBD tag on the page. The item shown is the script tag invocation. 
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  6. Verify that the Status column value is 200 (the success code).
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  7. Search for "areyou" to locate the API calls made by the DBD tag.
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    You should see a kitten call and an event call. These collect metadata about the client and request, such as browser and biometric data used by Distil to determine whether or not the visitor is a bot.

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    There is another DBD API call that follows the kitten and event calls. It indicates that the DBD tag was able to detect the GA tag running on the page, detect the GA tag running under the UA ID that was passed into it, and pass the data back into your GA account.
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  8. Select the GA call (first item after the event call) and then select the Headers tab.
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  9. Review the Request Payload to verify the UA ID and CID are correctly included.
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