Moving from a sub-domain to sub-folder
Hi - we are moving our blog from a sub-domain blog.companyname.com to a sub-folder companyname.com/blog. Our blog has it's own Google Analytics ID and we'd like to keep it that way. I know I don't need to change anything tracking wise since the code is URL agnostic, but I don't want to mess up our historical data.
I'm worried that Google will see traffic to /blog-article-name-1/ in the past and not be able to match it to /blog/blog-article-name-1/
How can we make sure that Google is able to connect all the URLs together for seamless reporting?
Hoping someone here can help!
Re: Moving from a sub-domain to sub-folder[ Edited ]
March 2017 - last edited March 2017
Hi @Amanda S,
Correct me if I am wrong.
So previously, you had blog URLs like --> blog.companyname.com/blog-article-name-1
It was tracked in analytics as '/blog-article-name-1' (not implemented domain+path)
Now you would be having URLs like ---> companyname.com/blog/blog-article-name-1
So if you want to track it as '/blog-article-name-1' (as previously done) then go to view filters and include search and replace filter : ^\/blog
This will result in the url 'company.com/blog/blog-article-name-1' getting tracked as '/blog-article-name-1'
Do check it in Test View if its all good.