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How GA works with http & https?

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We have created a GA profile for  our website https://www.bebeautiful.in i.e. https version of the url but when we check landing pages or internal pages performance; GA is showing http version of the page.
 
Is there any difference or data loss in this case? How can we get proper data for https version of the domain; as Google may treat both the version as two different urls. We haven't applied 301 redirection from http version to https version yet.
It is really crucial for us to understand the difference Please help.
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How GA works with http & https?

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Hi Richa, 

 

Can you explain further. Are you saying part of your website is http and the other is https? If so, you are bound to lose a lot of data between the two. 

 

If you're wondering if you've listed your domain in Analytics settings as https but its actually http then i simply suggest you switch it. 

 

Additionally, yes you should include an automatic 301 redirect if someone tries to land on a http version of your website but all traffic should ALWAYS be directed to the https side. 

 

Side note: Your website loads very slowly. Please consider using a Content Distribution Network or lower the size of your images for faster page speed. 

 

Your slow page load time will cause you a large amount of bounces. 

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How GA works with http & https?

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Thank you Josh,

The website is https only and all the website pages are https. We have created a GA profile with https version only but google's content drill-down report shows the result for http version, how? 

I know the page load time is high and understand your concern for website performance. We are working towards to reduce it ASAP.

How GA works with http & https?

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Hi Richa, you need to follow Joshuas guidance on adding the 301 redirects to your http version. I know you say you don't have one but you do. For example just type into the address bar bebeautiful.in and you will be taken to http://www.bebeautiful.in/

Both versions have the same content, including all your tags so this is why the data is coming through as you are seeing it. Add the 301's.