At the same time, with the new code there are no obstacles in placing it in any part of the HTML document, since it doesn’t affect the downloading of content found below the GA snippet.
The new snippet offers the following benefits:
- Shorter-download times for web pages due to better quality participation with browsers.
- Better and more precise data gathering.
In case you’re interested in its implementation (a different syntax from the standard version), Google has published instructions on implementing it on a website.