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Google adding "/a" to the end of page URLs for subdomain

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Hi Gang,

 

Background:

  • We are going to use a 3rd party to let marketing team create landing pages.
  • It will be hosted on a subdomain
  • However we want to treat visits to the subdomain the same as visits to our main site
  • Example:
    • I see an Facebook ad, click on it and land on the subdomain page
    • this should show up as 1 session in our main GA property
    • I click through to our main site
    • this should still show up as 1 session in our main GA property. Source should be Facebook, not our sub domain

Problem:

  • The above seems to be working, except for:
    • Google adding /a  to the end of subdomain pages
      • E.g. shop.site.com/landing-page will appear as /landing-page/a

Question:

Any idea why this is happening?? 

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Google adding "/a" to the end of page URLs for subdomain

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Hi Sam,

 

It sounds like someone added /a as the default page in the view settings.  Go to Admin>>View Settings to check.

 

Best,

 

Theo Bennett

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Google adding "/a" to the end of page URLs for subdomain

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 Turned out there was some additional code being added by a 3rd party.  The /a was to signal which variant the page was for A/B Tests. 

Google adding "/a" to the end of page URLs for subdomain

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Yikes!  Smiley Happy  thanks for sharing.

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