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21540How do I get cross subdomain visits treated as a single visit in GA?

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  • tom_collier2002
    Mar 1, 2009
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      I have multiple subdomains all being tracked on a single domain in
      Google Analytics, each using the same tracking code. Assume the sites

      * mysite.com
      * blog.mysite.com
      * cart.mysite.com

      With tracking code:

      <script type="text/javascript">
      var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ?
      "https://ssl." : "http://www.");
      document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost +
      "google-analytics.com/ga.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E"));
      <script type="text/javascript">
      var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-#######-3");

      What I expected was that if a visitor clicks on one of my subdomains
      to a different one, that would be tracked as 2 pageviews in a single
      visit. For example, assume a visitor takes the following path on my

      1. enters at http://blog.mysite.com/Big_Sale_on_Widgets
      2. clicks a link from the blog post through to
      3. clicks the buy now button on the widgets page to
      4. submits purchase form and is redirected to

      As far as I'm concerned, this is one path in one visit and should be
      reported as such. However, when I look at navigation summaries for
      different pages I don't see any path with multiple subdomains (e.g.
      all previous/next pages to cart.mysite.com/CheckOut are entrances or
      pages on cart.mysite.com). Along the same lines, in the referring
      sites report each subdomain is listed as a referrer to the other two
      (e.g. mysite.com is a referrer to cart.mysite.com).

      What do I need to change to get my desired behavior?
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