Cross-Domain tracking: If user visits A then B, will B "see" _Source for A?
We have Cross Domain tracking for sites A and B.
If the user Visits A with utm_source=Source1 then later visits B, will the visit to B show Source=Source1?
I am thinking the answer is no from preliminary testing, but wanted to confirm.
Cross-Domain tracking: If user visits A then B, will B "see" _Source for A?[ Edited ]
October 2016 - last edited October 2016
It depends. If you've added both sites to the referral exclusion list and you've configured cross-domain tracking properly and a user goes from site A to site B through the link, a session will continue and nothing happens.
In addition, if a user visits site A and 2 hours later he/she goes to site B directly, you'll still see Source1 as a source in Google Analytics.
Basically, if you've implemented cross-domain tracking properly, Google Analytics takes site A and site B as one website.
Hope this helps.
Re: Cross-Domain tracking: If user visits A then B, will B "see" _Source for A?
I do have Sites A & B set up as you mentioned. (They are both in the Referral Exclusion list).
Why do I need (as gAanalytics suggests) to modify hyper links from A> B and B>A to have the ga identifier?