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Google Analytics Issue : can I do Auto-tagging AND Manual-tagging?

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I have Google Univ Analytics (UA) tracking data and events.

 

I am considering using Google Tag Manager. It is OK to use BOTH on the same page?

Is there a peformance hit for that?

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Whoa! Slow down there Mr. Analogy!
Welcome to the community Smiley Happy

First of all, why would you want to use the GTM container tag and the UA tag on the same page? Simply put the UA tag INSIDE the GTM tag. You WILL get a performance hit if you use both.

Next up, your thread title doesn't match your description Smiley Happy What is your use case for using both manual tagging and auto tagging?

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Yes, you can use both. No the performance won't be slowed down.

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My Use Case is that we are already tracking manual UA events (Registration Completed, First Lesson Completed (this is an educational software web app).

But I thought it might be handy to also use some Google Tag Manager if I want to add other tracking without bothering our developer.

1. Is there performance hit if you put the UA tag inside the GTM tag?
2. Can you point me to an example of the syntax for that?

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Hi MrAnalogy,

1) Actually, you're better off putting everything into the container.
http://techcrunch.com/2012/10/01/google-wants-to-make-your-site-a-little-bit-faster-with-its-new-tag...

2) The Syntax for what? For specific GTM help, I'd recommend the GTM forum here; https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/tag-manager

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Yes, you can use both no matter how you use it. There won't be performance hit at all.

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Can you point me to instructions on how to implement Google Tag Manager on a page and then, within that, make the call to Google Analytics?

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Here are the instructions to track only events. This way you can track only events not pageviews. You manual universal analytics code will record pageviews as usual.
https://support.google.com/tagmanager/answer/3420054?hl=en&ref_topic=3002579

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Its better to share your website here as it will enable us to guide you sooner. It will save your time too.

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My website is Morespeech.com, which then leads to a web app.
UA code is (I think!) on the above home page.