Google Tag Manager is extremely useful to anyone looking to improve their website’s performance. With Tag Manager, you can set up a complex infrastructure to track user behaviour on your site, and doing so is impressively simple given the complexity of the actual code at work in said tracking. If you are managing tracking for multiple websites or entities, however, it can be tedious and time-consuming to set up the same infrastructure over and over again.
Thankfully, there is another way. GTM Tools is a suite of tools designed to make managing Google Tag Manager easier. One of the features offered by GTM Tools is the ability to clone a container and place a copy elsewhere, either in the same Tag Manager account or in any other account to which your Google Account has access. Here’s how:
First, log in to GTM Tools using the Google Account to which your Tag Manager account is linked.
Once you’ve logged in, open the drop-down menu in the top-left and select the account containing the container which you want to duplicate.
Next, click on the container which you want to duplicate (1)
Or click the three dots to the left of its name (2)
Now, in either the dropdown menu or the container’s page, click ‘Clone’.
Use the dropdown menus to select the account into which you wish to clone the container, and the version of the container to be cloned. It may be useful to view the version history in Tag Manager to review which would be most appropriate for cloning.
Finally, click clone. You’re all done!
Your new container should be visible in Tag Manager, and you’ll soon be ready to push your new tracking live!