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Tracking Vanity URL's in Google Analytics

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Hi,

 

I have made the mistake of adding various Google Analytics tracking codes to a vanity URL assuming it would be tracked. As I understand it Google Analytics cannot track vanity URL's. Is this correct? Is there any possible workaround for this? Perhaps via keyword reports or another identifier....?

 

Thanks,

Christine

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Re: Tracking Vanity URL's in Google Analytics

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Hi Christine C,

Do you mean like a Facebook or Google Plus vanity URL?

Google Analytics works only with web sites you create and control. You can not add the GA tracking code for pages like Facebook, Twitter, G+, etc. Adding parameters to the URL does not track anything. The GA code on the landing page tracks that.

If you are sending your traffic to a social media web site the only tracking you will get is through AdWords.

I hope I'm answering your question. If not, please explain and I'll try again.

Best of Luck!

Pete
petebardo -- Deadhead doing AdWords