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In GA all root traffic swapped from / -> /url, I have no idea why this has happened. This change has happened on 16th of May. This has happened across all of our web properties. I just want to know if this is a change made by GA or if something has gone wrong on the GA account? I don't directly manage this account, so some of the settings could have been amended.

 

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Chris

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Hi Chris,

 

GA will display the value of window.document.location in the content reports.  So if nothing is there and it's just an empty sub directory; e.g. /  that's what you'll see.  Unless..... someone has changed the view settings to append something on the end.   

 

e.g. the default page setting was changed to /home. 

 

Now instead of / you'll see /home  ... this setting is old and has consequences because now all pages that end in a trailing slash will have /home  i.e. you had /widgets/  and now you'll have /widgets/home 

 

The other possibility is that someone has added a filter to do something similar. 

 

Best,

 

Theo Bennett

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