Site switching to Vanity URL; how is data handled?
I am working with a client with tracking their google analytics. They have a tracking number all set up for their current domain, however they plan on using a new vanity URL in the new future. They were curious: will that switch to a vanity URL affect their Google Analytics tracking? Can I simply switch their Default Name and Default URL, or will that affect the data tracked currently? Or, if they still have the same tracking number, will this new vanity url have no effect on that date being tracked?
Re: Site switching to Vanity URL; how is data handled?
You can move the site to another domain using the same property without any issues. You just need to update the Default URL in Admin -> Property Settings and Website's URL in Admin -> View -> View Settings.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Arnold Majlath, Google Analytics Top Contributor
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