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Hi all,

I’m setting up google analytics for the first time and I would like do it properly. I’m doing this for a client is active in several countries, but who offers basically the same product and process in each language.  For every language they have a different domain.

Besides analyzing overall web behavior I would like to use Google Analytics as well as a platform where I can analyze all my data and results. So not just Google AdWords, but Facebook, BING and YH Gemini as well.

As I want to be able to have the reporting for all languages in one view I’m considering a new set up. Before making any drastic changes I would like to consult this forum as I’m new to the Google Analytics game.

I’m planning to put all languages in one account and create for each language a different property with their respective views. In this case I’m wondering if I can also create one view as overview for all properties. So basically that the responsible for each language can see it on their own level and the management have an overview of all languages in one view?

For importing the data to Google Analytics I’m planning on using the tool Super Metrics. Anyone here has any experience with this tool?

Sorry for the long post, but I really appreciate any feedback I can get!


Thanks in advance,
Bram

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Hi Bram,

okay, in this case you could drop cross-domain tracking.

However, you should keep with one common property (=one tracking code) for all domains to get the totals. You then may set up filtered views in that property to provide the language and/or country-level accesses.

Note that you have to add domain names to page URLs in all views [1] to distinguish page views with same page URL on different domains (e.g. homepage) and to add all your domains in the referrer-exclusion list [2].

Christoph

[1] https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1034342?hl=en#Next
[2] https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2795830?hl=en

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Hi Bram,

if you want to have an overview over all countries and websites and/or if there are website users that change domains within their visit you have to set up one common Analytics property with cross-domain tracking. Because manual setup here is quite error-sensitive you should use Google Tag Manager [1] for setting up your tracking.

Christoph

[1] https://support.google.com/tagmanager/answer/6164469?hl=en

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Hi Christophe, thank you for your reply. If we don't have users that switch domains (or simply not interested in tracking them) would cross-domain tracking still necessary?
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Hi Bram,

okay, in this case you could drop cross-domain tracking.

However, you should keep with one common property (=one tracking code) for all domains to get the totals. You then may set up filtered views in that property to provide the language and/or country-level accesses.

Note that you have to add domain names to page URLs in all views [1] to distinguish page views with same page URL on different domains (e.g. homepage) and to add all your domains in the referrer-exclusion list [2].

Christoph

[1] https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1034342?hl=en#Next
[2] https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2795830?hl=en

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Hi Christoph,

That's all clear to me. Thanks for the support, I'm going to give it a go.

Best!