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Cross Domain Tracking: Exclude Subdomain but track it's referrals

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I am about to launch a subdomain for our website (let's call it b.store.com) which has a very different audience than store.com.  I want to be able to track if a user comes from business.store.com to store.com, but I do not want all traffic / sessions from business.store.com being tracked in the store.com profile, which will inflate our sessions and negatively impact our conversion rate.

 

I've thought about excluding the specific hostname, but if I do that would I lose the referral traffic too?

 

Open to any / all suggestions:

 

 

Cross Domain Tracking: Exclude Subdomain but track it's referrals

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Hi Stephanie,

 

To be honest, I would not create a specific profile/view for this subdomain. I think it's easier to apply an advanced segment every time you'd like to analyze only business.store.com or store.com traffic.

 

Here you can get this segment that you can use (you can modify it as well): https://analytics.google.com/analytics/web/template?uid=joFcxYB9SzGYjecPeZ8nHA

 

Here you can read more about filters and segments:

1) https://www.en.advertisercommunity.com/t5/Articles/Filters-vs-segments/ba-p/888859

2) https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3123951?hl=en

 

Hope this helps.

Taavi

Cross Domain Tracking: Exclude Subdomain but track it's referrals

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thanks for your thoughtful solution Taavi. My only concern with this is that the majority of my reporting would then need to be used via applying segments which doesn't seem to be the most ideal situation for users. 

 

Ideally there would be a few that always has the segment applied.