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Track referrals from one subdomain to another

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Here’s the scenario:
 
I want to track how many customers from customer.mydomain.com are going to service.sample.com to sign up for another service/product I provide. I’m thinking that, if I create a new property for service.sample.com, then any traffic coming from customer.mydomain.com will be listed as a referral.
 
Is this correct? Or is there a better way to do this?
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Track referrals from one subdomain to another

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Yes you are correct, and that is the best way to do it (uses the default behavior). 

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Hi Andrew.

If you want to track customer.mydomain.com as a referral, this is the default way to do it

But if you want to track ecommerce conversion rate of your customer.mydomain.com trafic sources you you may need a 3rd property using cross-domain tracking.

Track referrals from one subdomain to another

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Good point. Thanks for mentioning.

Track referrals from one subdomain to another

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Thanks Mike for your input. Much appreciated. I thought this might be the way to do it, but wanted to be sure.