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Mobile and desktop version of a website in one property in Analytics

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Hello,

 

We have a desktop and a mobile version of our website.

 

I am currently looking into multi channel attribution and in order to get a clear picture of the journey our customers are taking before making a conversion on the website we need to be able to see the full journey from mobile website to desktop website.

 

I've read that you can have a mobile and a desktop version of a website within the same property in Google Analytics, is that right?

 

If so, can anyone explain to me any negatives of having Analytics set up this way?

 

Also, can anyone explain or point me in the direction of where I could read about how the reporting would look with two separate URL's in one property?

 

Thank you so much for any help on this.

 

Laura

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Re: Mobile and desktop version of a website in one property in Analytics

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Hi Laura,

You might take a look at [1] here if you want to combine web and app data into a single view.

See [2, 3] if you want to set up the user-ID feature to track logged-in users across devices.

If it's just a mobile website on another domain or subdomain, be sure to add the domain name to page URLs in a view filter [4].

Christoph

[1] http://analytics.blogspot.com/2014/04/understanding-multi-device-user.html
[2] http://cutroni.com/blog/2014/04/10/understanding-cross-device-measurement-and-the-user-id/
[3] https://www.optimizesmart.com/complete-guide-cross-device-tracking-user-id-google-analytics/
[4] https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1034342?hl=en#Next

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Re: Mobile and desktop version of a website in one property in Analytics

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Hi Laura,

You might take a look at [1] here if you want to combine web and app data into a single view.

See [2, 3] if you want to set up the user-ID feature to track logged-in users across devices.

If it's just a mobile website on another domain or subdomain, be sure to add the domain name to page URLs in a view filter [4].

Christoph

[1] http://analytics.blogspot.com/2014/04/understanding-multi-device-user.html
[2] http://cutroni.com/blog/2014/04/10/understanding-cross-device-measurement-and-the-user-id/
[3] https://www.optimizesmart.com/complete-guide-cross-device-tracking-user-id-google-analytics/
[4] https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1034342?hl=en#Next