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Domain/non-preferred domain and /admin/ appearing in GA data

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I recently had my clients 301 redirect their non-preferred (www.) versions of their website to their preferred version (non-www.). I am now seeing that the bulk of traffic in GA is going to https://craftydelivers.com/www.craftydelivers.com, rather than https://craftydelivers.com. I have asked them to redirect https://craftydelivers.com/www.craftydelivers.com TO https://craftydelivers.com -- I've had this same thing happen with another client of mine. Why is this occurring? Is there something I can do to avoid this in the future?

 
I am also seeing /admin/ pages showing up in my GA data. This was a recent development. I have filters set up for excluding traffic from the teams' IP addresses, though most of us work from laptops at various locations, meaning IPs are always changing. How do I exclude this data from my GA reports?
 
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Emily
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Re: Domain/non-preferred domain and /admin/ appearing in GA data

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Hi Emily,

Regarding the first issue, you need to make sure that in your View Settings under Admin -> View the Default Page field is empty.


In order to avoid tracking the admin pages you can remove the tracking code from them or set up an exclude filter:

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Let me know if you have more questions.


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Re: Domain/non-preferred domain and /admin/ appearing in GA data

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Thank you! The first point was very helpful -- I deleted the Default Page
field. Just to confirm, my issue with domain/non-preferred domain appearing
in GA is not a 301 redirect issue, correct?

As far as setting up an exclude filter for the admin pages -- i think I did
this in the Referral Exclusions section, though I think it might be easier
for me to request the client remove the GA tracking code from the admin
pages. As I mentioned, the IP filters aren't working as planned since we
all work with laptops on varying networks. Do you have any other GA filter
recommendations for admin pages? I was hoping I could just exclude all
/admin/ pages but I can't find the appropriate filter-type.

Emily

Re: Domain/non-preferred domain and /admin/ appearing in GA data

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Hi,

The referral exclusion list is for preventing the referrers added to it from triggering a new session, you cannot use it for filtering data. If you want to use a filter please try to set it up as it is in my post above.
Let me know if you have more questions.

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