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Tracking a conversion across multiple subdomains

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I need to set up a sign up conversion goal. The origin is my marketing site at the root domain. Users are then redirected to the app. subdomain for registration. The goal should be the completed sign up.

Is it possible to create a conversion for this in the root domain GA property whilst the goal completion is on the subdomain?

I've looked at cross domain tracking however will this also bring across page views and artifially inflate the marketing site traffic? Thanks!

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Tracking a conversion across multiple subdomains

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Hi,

 

cross domain tracking is meant to keep your users sessions intact when they go across domains. How you have set up your data gathering dictates if the page views etc. are added to your reports.

 

If you are using the latest version of the GA tracking code moving from www.domain.com to sub.domain.com should not pose a problem nor require cross domain tracking

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Tracking a conversion across multiple subdomains

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Thanks. What if the main site and subdomain have different IDs? How is the process done, through events?

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You mean you have 2 separate tracking codes?

 

I think best practice is to use a roll up property:

main site

UA-xxxxxx-1

UA-xxxxxx-3

sub site

UA-xxxxxx-2

UA-xxxxxx-3

 

Other option would be tracking both with one tracking code and separate the traffic in reporting end

View 1: include only main site

View 2: include only sub site

View 3: all traffic

 

Best setup for you depends on different things:

What you feel comfortable

How do you want to manage your AdWords linking

Access rights setup

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