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Strange landing page in Google Analytics

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If I go to Behaviour --> Landing Page, I find the following url:

 
https://biology-forums.com/biology-forums.com -- this is purely a dead link!
 
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If I click on the link, then click source, it shows me:
 
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And if I click keywords, it shows me:
 
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I first started noticing this behaviour, according to Google Analytics, back in August 2016!
 
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Can anyone tell me what's going on? Could it be a server mal-configuration?
 
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Strange landing page in Google Analytics

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Hi @Peter A,

 

This is probably a misconfiguration in your Analytics.

 

Go to the admin section and check your view configuration. If you have "biology-forums.com" as a default page remove it and save the changes, that should fix the problem.

 

 

Hope this helps,

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Strange landing page in Google Analytics

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Yes, this did it for me!

 

However, my website has two landing pages:

 

https://biology-forums.com/

https://biology-forums.com/index.php

 

How do I reconcile this issue on Google Analytics?

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Since both pages provide exactly the same content I recommend you to redirect index.php to /

 

If you use Apache you can add this to your .htaccess file. Just be very careful the htaccess file is very sensitive, so make a back up first. If you can't or don't feel comfortable editing this file you should ask your web developer or your hosting provider to help you.

 

 

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
</IfModule>

 

 Hope this helps,

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