11694Re: Google Analytics: Tracking Product.Com to Store.WidgetCorp.com in 1 Profile
- Jul 7, 2007Justin,
Thanks so much for your reply. I've never heard of the utmHash
variable. I've got lots to learn. ;)
Also, for reporting I assume I should be using the sub-domain filter
as given in Google Analytics help:
Filter Type: Custom filter > Advanced
Field A: Hostname
Extract A: (.*)
Field B: Request URI
Extract B: (.*)
Output To: Request URI
I noticed that the filter for multi-domain has on difference from the
above, using "Constructor: $A1$B1" instead of "Constructor: /$A1$B1".
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Justin Cutroni" <justin@...>
> Hi Daniel,
> You need to do a couple of things to get tracking to work.
> First, you absolutely need to use utmLiner(). The reason is that
> utmLinker() is the actual mechanism that transfers the cookies from
> one domain to the other. Without utmLinker() you'd have two sets of
> cookies with DIFFERENT values. You want two sets of cookies with the
> SAME values.
> Remember, you may want utmLinker() on WidgetCorp.com pages as well.
> The reason is that the pages on WidgetCorp.com could be search engine
> results pages and some visitors might navigate from WidgetCorp.com to
> The second thing you need to do is add another variable to the
> tracking code. This variable is named _uhash and should be set to
> "off". This variable adds a hashed (or encoded) version of the domain
> name to the tracking cookies. This value is used during processing by
> the GA system.
> On ProductA.com:
> On Store.WidgetCorp.com:
> One WidgetCorp.com:
> That should do it.
> --- In email@example.com, "driveong" <driveong@> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > A. Situation
> > I've helped set-up plenty of GA accounts, but this is the first time I
> > have the following tricky situation (for use in 1 profile):
> > 1. www.ProductA.com: product website
> > 2. store.WidgetCorp.com: The store where one can buy ProductA
> > 3. www.WidgetCorp.com: company website
> > Currently, there is a link from ProductA.com to Store.WidgetCorp.com
> > to buy the product.
> > B. Possible Solution?
> > Google has instructions on multi-domain tracking, and sub-domain
> > tracking - but nothing on how to track both!
> > But based on what I've read/done, I'm assuming the following:
> > On ProductA.com:
> > _UDN="none"
> > On Store.WidgetCorp.com:
> > _UDN="WidgetCorp.com"
> > One WidgetCorp.com:
> > _UDN="none"
> > But, do I need to use "_utmLinker" for the link from ProductA.com to
> > Store.WidgetCorp.com? Like so:
> > document.write('<a
> > \');">Purchase
> > Now</a>');
> > Any pointers, recommendations and thoughts greatly appreciated!
> > Thanks,
> > Daniel
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