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Subdomain Tracking Best Practice

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What is the best way to track a subdomain of a website? Should I create a new view and simply filter that view to report only data related to the subdomain? 

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March 2016

Re: Subdomain Tracking Best Practice

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Hi,

Yes, I'd say the best way is to create a separate view for each subdomain.
Let me know if you have questions.

Arnold Majlath, Google Analytics Top Contributor
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Thank you! Would just filter it like this?

Custom filter: Include Hostname
Expression: ^sub\.domain\.com$

Also, what about verification in GWT/Search Console? is it possible to verify a subdomain under the same account as the root domain? (the subdomain is a full website)

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Hi,

Your regex looks good.
You can add the subdomain to WMT separately.

Arnold Majlath, Google Analytics Top Contributor
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Question- I have the include - hostname - ^example.testsite.com$ set-up and when I go to verify my filter it shows me before the filter data but nothing in the after filter data. Is that right?

I'm trying to see the subdomain as it's own separate set of data. I have created a new view for the subdomain and the filter is within the new view. Thoughts?