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Implementing https:// tracking in Google Analytics

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Hi. I have a wordpress site at http://www.colleenfriesen.com.

 

I have installed an SSL certificate through my host, hostgator.com, and installed the plugin Really Simple SSL. Everything is loading correctly for the SSL (site appears as https://) but there were instructions to change the primary domain to https in Google analytics and Search Console but they appear to not match the most current admin design in Google, so I'm completely lost.

 

The instructions are at https://really-simple-ssl.com/knowledge-base/how-to-setup-google-analytics-and-google-search-console...

 

I have set things up in Analytics for https:// but I'm not sure I've got the primary domain set correctly and there's duplicates showing in my accounts area.

 

All help gratefully appreciated. Screen Shot 2017-02-02 at 10.18.22 AM.png

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Implementing https:// tracking in Google Analytics

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Hi :-)
The website is https://www.colleenfriesen.com
(if you type the address into the browser without www, you'll notice it redirects to having the www)

It also needs to be changed in the Google Analytics Property Settings page (middle column labelled Property in the Admin page from your screenshot)

I'm not sure what you mean by duplicates showing in the accounts area?

 

Regarding Search Console and changing to SSL. Usually you need to claim and verify both the http for www and non-www in Search Console.. and then also both versions for https.
You'd be best to ask on the Webmaster Central Help Forum about Search Console setup and configuration (not sure if you have to submit a site change of address or not).
They will have the most current and up to date information on migrating from http to https.

https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/webmasters
Once that is all sorted out.. if you are linking analytics to search console.
You need to link the https://www view(s) to the verified https://www site in search console

 

Bronwyn Vourtis, Google Analytics Top Contributor
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