by Dave | activecampaign
Active Campaign Tags.
In this video, we’re going to cover how you can track when a tag was applied to a contact.
Now one thing to note about this is that’s not historical, it’s only when the tag was most recently applied. So if somebody had a tag applied, then removed, then apply it again, the date would be the most recent one.
And for this to work, you need to know the exact email address, you can’t necessarily search for all the Dave’s in your Active Campaign account.
So let’s dive right in.
As an example, I’m inside my Active Campaign account, I’m looking at a person here they have a number of tags, I have no way of knowing when those were tags were applied and sometimes that’s important.
If you’re doing any kind of debug work kind of complex automation and it’s not clear why this tags applied, get an idea by looking at when the tags were applied and maybe backtrack.
So I’ve got a number of tags here, maybe I can figure out when they’re applied based on the name if there’s an automation associated with them or if I applied to note when the tag was applied. However, that requires running an automation for every day. I don’t think you want to do that.
And then there’s nothing over here in the recent activities, that tells me when a tag was applied. So we’ve got a script that’ll do that.
Start with, you’ll need to go here, integratepro.com forward slash Academy sign up, you want to come in here, click on download, we’ll get a zip file and here’s the requirements, you basically need to have your own web server, which most people do, and the ability to upload a file and run a script.
Note that this is not a WordPress plugin, it doesn’t require WordPress, can run on a site that has WordPress install. So you’re going to download it, you’re going to upload it to your web server, unzip it, and then you’re going to visit the script, and then you’re going to provide the information that it’s requesting, and then you can start using it.
So let’s go ahead and start by downloading the zip file.
So there it is right there. Now I’m going to log into my web hosting provider. For this domain, I’m going to go to the File Manager, and I’m going to go into the public HTML directory, I’m going to upload, I’m going to upload that file, I could have selected I just dragged it in. Now, because it’s upload, I’ll just go back. I’m going to click on it, and then I will extract.
And it’s going to create a subdirectory called AC tags. So I need to go to that now to run the installation program. So here I’m going to go to the subdirectory that was created AC tags and it’s going to prompt me to create a password. Please make it secure, don’t use password.
Now we need to go get the Active Campaign API URL and key. So I’m going to go into here, go to Settings, developer, copy the URL back to here. Now I need the key and it’s right there and then I can install.
nd from here, I simply type in an email address. So let’s go take a look at this one right here and we have the tags listed down here but we will get those also right here.
Click on Submit.
So there they are, in order of when they were added. So this one was order added in 2019, about six, seven hours later. This one was added, this one was added five months later, 180 days since the first one.
Now here’s the thing, if I go ahead and remove for instance this tag right here and then re add it it’s going to be at the bottom of the list. But this gives me an easy way to figure out when tags were added to a contact record so I can get a historical perspective.
So that’s Active Campaign tags.