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Can conversion pixel be fired on a domain that is NOT the domain of the landing page?

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Hi all.

Suppose Im driving traffic to a page (i.e. destination URL) ABC.com.. but the conversion occurs on XYZ.com. Can I place the conversion pixel on XYZ.com and have the conversion be recorded correctly?

 

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Hi Taewoo,

 

Edit:  Based on Pete's post...I'd defer to his suggestion. Smiley Happy 

 

-Tom

 

 

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Hi taewoo,

 

I have covered this many times in this forum and the old one as well. The solution is based in the Analytics code. In order for it to work, you must have Analytics running on both sites and you must be able to place the conversion code on the other domain's pages (xyz.com).

 

I still use the older syncyronous code. You'll need to take that into account if you're using the newer asynch code. First, I recommend you get to the Analytics help system and look up linkByPost(). It will tell you a lort of the same stuff.

 

On site abc.com, add this to the tracking code before the trackPageview():

 

pageTracker._setDomainName("none");
pageTracker._setAllowLinker(true);

On the form that submits the order include pageTracker._linkByPost(this) in the onsubmit event of the form:

 

<form name=myForm action="myAction.php" onsubmit="pageTracker._linkByPost(this);"

 

On the xyz.com site, also add the same two lines to the tracking code. If it's your site, you might do this for all pages. At a minimum, this must be done on the page you hit first on xyz.com and on the thank you page. Then place the conversion code on the thank you page and you should be all set to go.

 

Best of Luck!

 

Pete

 

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Hi taewoo,

 

If you're talking specifically about AdWords conversion tracking, then you are correct. AdWords will count a conversion if a user is "cookied" (by clicking on your ad) and then lands on any page with a conversion tracking pixel from your AdWords account.

 

Therefore, for example, if someone clicks your ad and lands on ABC.com and then goes to XYZ.com, assuming you've placed an AdWords conversion tracking pixel on XYZ.com, the conversion will be reported back to your AdWords account. This holds true whether the user who clicked your ad goes to XYZ.com immediately from ABC.com or anytime within 30 days of being cookied (assuming they do not clear their browser's cache and cookies).

 

Hope that helps!

 

Dori

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Hi Dori,

 

Thanks so much for the clarification.  I had initially suggested the same but questioned myself upon reading Pete's post.

 

-Tom

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I have a further question on this.

 

What if you are only able to add the noscript part of the pixel on the other site.

 

If i just add this code to the conversion page will it still work?:


<img height="1" width="1" style="border-style:none;" alt="" src="//www.googleadservices.com/pagead/conversion/yyyyy/?value=0&amp;label=xxxxx&amp;guid=ON&amp;script=0"/>

 

Cheers,

Dennis

 

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Hi Dennis,

 

Better to start your own thread.

 

Yes, that will do it.

 

Pete

 

petebardo -- Deadhead doing AdWords