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Google Analytics Tag and Google Tag Manager Tag

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Hi,

Firstly apologies if I have chosen the incorrect location (tracking goals & Ecommerce).
Our analytics was previously double counting so we were advised to removed the analytics tracking code and just have the GTM tracking code - this is now in place.

However as a result of removing the GA tracking code we can no longer access/verify the site within Search Console and also the In-Page Analytics is not available either.

Please can you advise what the best action to take is as I don't want to add the GA tracking code back in if everything should be facilitated via the GTM tracking code.  Our site is www.turquoiseholidays.co.uk

Many thanks. K

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Re: Google Analytics Tag and Google Tag Manager Tag

Rising Star
# 2
Rising Star
Are you verifying it using the Google Tag Manager option in Alternate methods?

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1142414?hl=en

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I have just tried via that link and it says - Verification failed for https://www.turquoiseholidays.co.uk/ using the Google Tag Manager method (less than a minute ago). The Google Tag Manager snippet on your site is in the wrong location.
The GTM code is on the site but within the body - should it be within the head?
Thanks, Kate

Re: Google Analytics Tag and Google Tag Manager Tag

Rising Star
# 4
Rising Star
GTM guidelines state that the snippet should be put "immediately after the opening <body> tag", however the method outlined in the post below will work just fine.

http://www.simoahava.com/gtm-tips/gtm-container-snippet-in-the-head/

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Hi,
No, it should be placed immediately after the opening <body> tag on every page on your site.

Thanks

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Well it is immediately after the opening of the <body> tag - I am just trying to work out why things have stopped working for us in analytics and in search console.......
Please can you help?
Thanks, Kate

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Kate there is a javascript code (script type="text/javascript">//<![CDATA[
cookieControl({...... ) before google tag manager code. place gtm snippets before that and check again.

Thanks

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will do - thank you.

Re: Google Analytics Tag and Google Tag Manager Tag

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in the meantime how can I see if Google Analytics tag is installed within my Google Tag Manager account? Presumably the two are connected as for the most part GA is still tracking our site and this is only via a GTM code on our site.

Re: Google Analytics Tag and Google Tag Manager Tag

Top Contributor
# 10
Top Contributor
Hi Kate,

We have many sites that use GTM and installing Universal Analytics via GTM, when done correctly should not be an issue.

I suggest you give Tag Assistant a try and see what you find out.

https://support.google.com/tagassistant/answer/2947093?hl=en

-Tommy
Tommy Sands, AdWords Top Contributor | Community Profile | Twitter | Philly Marketing Labs
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