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Country Specific Sub Folders, What is the Best Way to Track Analytics?

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Hello,

I'm working on network of e-commerce sites for 10 counties and each country have specific desktop and mobile site.

1) www.example.com/de/ (Desktop), www.example.com/de/m/ (Mobile),
2) www.example.com/uk/ (Desktop), www.example.com/uk/m/ (Mobile),
3) www.example.com/au/ (Desktop), www.example.com/au/m/ (Mobile), ... (Upto 10 countries)

Currently I have setup individual analytics profile for each desktop and mobile site... but I guess that's a wrong way.

Points to be consider here,
1) Implementation should be done through Google Tag Manager only.
2) Setup cross device & user id tracking for specific country site.
3) Within 6 months we'll move to responsive site.

Can I please have best advice to track GA in above scenario?

Thanks
Stephen

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Hi Stephen

You might be wrong you might also be right - it depend on how much traffic you are getting and how you want to get your reporting done. (Do you need to see diffrenet sites in the same dashboard) ?

Anyhow one property might be simpler to work with especially if you are using GTM.

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Hi Oren B,

I'm getting 20-30K visits per month for each country. I would prefer individual profiles for each country, where I can analyse country specific mobile, desktop, combined, and cross device traffic easily.

What is your recommendation?

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Hi,

Apart from what Oren mentioned, it also depends on the architecture of the application as well. Is there any way of inter communication among these web sites, like from UK I can move to AU?

Also do you have any home page option from where the user can select their own country web site? like

www.example.com -> www.example.com/uk
www.example.com -> www.example.com/au

If it is the scenario then its better to go with your own recommendation.

If its not then you can go with single property with different views with filters. Like for UK apply filters with page contains /uk/*, considering all the URL for this web site will contains this common string.

Hope this helps...

Sam



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Hi Sam,

I did research for this scenario and got below mentioned conclusion.

1) I'll use existing properties for specific countries.

2) For Property UA-XYZ-1, I'll keep www.example.com as site URL and then create 5 separate views under the property.

All common settings, goals, internal filters and filter to include traffic from sub directory - "/DE/", will be implemented to all 5 views.

2.1) All Web Site Data
2.2) Mobile Only (Filter - Include traffic from mobile device only)
2.3) Tablet Only (Filter - Include traffic from tablet device only)
2.4) Desktop Only (Filter - Include traffic from desktop device only)
2.5) User ID enabled view.

So as explained I'll use 10 properties for 10 countries.

3) Additional Point, We'll move to responsive design soon. So just to continue with historical data of mobile site, I'll implement below strategy.

We have separate existing property for mobile site also. So I'll use same settings as I explained in point # 2 & 2.2 .

I hope this makes sense.

Please let me know your opinion.

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Can someone please confirm it?

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With this approach, 10*5, you will be using the max allowed limit on views, you won't be able to create any further view under the same account.

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@Nanda Kishore S , I guess GA allows 100 account per login id, and account contains 50 profiles each, and profile contains 25 views each. Please correct me if am wrong.

-Stephen


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