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Tracking Landing page analytics separately

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Hi, I'm new to both Adwords & Analytics.

 

My website domain www.mydomain.com already have Analytics installed, linked with Adwords account & also to webmaster tools (with XML site map).


Landing pages (www.mydomain.com/events/) are not for search engine indexing or organic search traffic. It's only for Ad campaigns. So I want to keep website & Landing pages separately.

 

Both website & landing pages are built on WordPress, separately installed as 2 websites in the same domain. 

 

I created a new property under same account in Google Analytics. Then copy paste the new tracking code to Landing page.

 

Both website & Landing pages are in same domain, they have different tracking IDs. Will this cause any problem in Analytics? Like to know is this a recommended method? Can anyone suggest me a better way of doing this.

 

 

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No worries, Sandaruwan!

 

Our community is open to questions, hence feel free to post them Smiley Happy

 

There are multiple ways to report & analyse your traffic sources in GA, based on your goals, pages and sources of traffic to your website. The simplest way could be using a secondary dimension for Source/Medium. Here are the steps: 

 

  1. Go to Behavior -> Site content  -> All pages
  2. Then use Secondary dimension  -> select source/ Medium

This would report URLs vs traffic sources.

 

Hope that helps!

Sumanth

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Hi there,

Could you elaborate on the two websites separately installed in the same domain thing? The right way to install GA would be one tracking per domain.

Sumanth
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Thanks for feedback,

My main website is www.mydomain.com which contains pages such as www.mydomain.com/about.html www.mydomain.com/service.html like pages, which have a site map included in Google site maps. This site is for Google Organic traffic & SEO. This is a wordpress site.

I installed another wordpress site in a folder called "events", that site is located in www.mydomain.com/events/ This site is contains landing pages, these are created for Adwords campaigns. These are not appear in Google's organic search results (nonindex).

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Thanks for the info. I'd suggest single GA tracking code on all pages within www.mydomain.com, as more than one tracking code/different codes (within a single domain) may cause data discrepancy/duplication issues. You can use filters to later pull reports segmented by traffic sources.

Feel free to write back, in case you have questions Smiley Happy

Sumanth
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Hi Sumanth, Thanks for reply.

Now I understand the mistake I tried to do.

How can I track both main website & sub directory which contains landing page located in www.mydomain.com/events/ with same tracking ID?

There is a place to add Google Analytics Javascript code in wordpress admin. Shall I add the same code here (Same code used in www.mydomain.com) ?

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Yes, I'd suggest adding the same code, on all pages of www.mydomain.com.

Sumanth
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Thanks again, one last question.

Kindly tel me how to create a filter report for landing pages in Analytics
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No worries, Sandaruwan!

 

Our community is open to questions, hence feel free to post them Smiley Happy

 

There are multiple ways to report & analyse your traffic sources in GA, based on your goals, pages and sources of traffic to your website. The simplest way could be using a secondary dimension for Source/Medium. Here are the steps: 

 

  1. Go to Behavior -> Site content  -> All pages
  2. Then use Secondary dimension  -> select source/ Medium

This would report URLs vs traffic sources.

 

Hope that helps!

Sumanth

Sumanth Sridhar