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Uninstall Bot Badger from Website

This guide will be to safely remove Bot Badger from your website and the procedure to get back to Google Tag Manager.

How To Uninstall Bot Badger from Your Website

If you need to remove Bot Badger from your website and wish to reinstall Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager, follow these steps for a smooth transition.

Step 1: Uninstall Bot Badger from Your Website

Depending on how you initially installed Bot Badger, the uninstallation process will vary.

For WordPress Users:

Navigate to the Plugins section in your WordPress dashboard.
Locate the Bot Badger plugin, click "Deactivate," and then select "Delete."

For Manual Installations (Wix, Squarespace, Shopify, Custom Sites):

Access your site's HTML code or the specific area where you manually inserted the Bot Badger code.
Remove the Bot Badger script or related code snippets from your website's HTML.

For Other CMS or Website Builders:

Refer to the specific instructions for your platform to remove plugins or custom code. If you're unsure, consult with your web developer or the platform's support documentation.

Step 2: Reinstall Google Analytics or Google Tag Manager

After successfully removing Bot Badger, you can proceed to reinstall Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager if they were uninstalled earlier.

If You Uninstalled GTM:

Reinstall Google Tag Manager: Visit the GTM dashboard, create or select your container, and follow the instructions to embed the GTM code snippets into your website's HTML.
In Tag Manager, click Workspace.
Near the top of the window, find your container ID, formatted as "GTM-XXXXXX".
Click your container ID to launch the Install Tag Manager box.
Copy and paste the code snippets into your website as instructed in the Install Tag Manager box.
Place the <script> code snippet in the <head> of your web page's HTML output, preferably as close to the opening <head> tag as possible, but below any dataLayer declarations.
Place the <noscript> code snippet immediately after the <body> tag in your HTML output.
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Step 3: Verify Installation

After reinstalling GTM, ensure everything is working correctly:
Use the "Preview" mode in GTM to verify your setup.
Check real-time reports in Google Analytics to confirm data is being received.
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Ensure no Bot Badger code remains on your site that could interfere with tracking.


Uninstalling Bot Badger and reinstating Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager should be straightforward with these steps. If you encounter any issues during the process, consider reaching out to support of the respective platforms for assistance.

Remember to regularly check your GA and GTM setups to ensure data is being accurately collected and analyzed for your website's performance insights.

Updated on: 27/03/2024

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