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Hi there,

We are about to change domain names and I would like to seamlessly track the new domain pages in GA and have the data be continuous (rather than looking at stats for the old domain separately to the new one). Does this make sense?

So if the changeover and re-directs happened on a Weds I would have the weekly stats from Sun-Tues from the old domain and from Weds onwards it would show the new domain stats. All in the one view.

I'm not sure if this is possible or happens as a matter of course. I have done some reading and I understand that we need to put the same tracking code into the new pages as a start but I don't know how the end result appears.

If someone could please let me know if this is possible and how to go about it I would be very grateful.

Thank you,

Laura
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Hi,

1. Add the existing Google Analytics tracking code to every page of your site before the closing </head> tag.

If you are using a solution such as Google Tag Manager, then you will need to implement the Google Tag Manager tracking and add the Google Analytics property ID as a tag which is set to fire on every page you wish to track.The following are useful resources for information:

2. Update the names/labels for the Account, Property and View to reflect the new brand name or domain.


Update the account name by navigating to Admin > Account Settings within Google Analytics (See Below). Enter new account name then click save at the bottom



Update the property name by navigating to Admin > Property Settings within Google Analytics (See Below). Enter new property name then click save at the bottom


Lastly update the view name by navigating to Admin > View Settings within Google Analytics (See Below). Enter new view name then click save at the bottom

3. Add an annotation to the timeline in Google Analytics on the date of the changeover for your reference so that it is clear when this change happened.

If you are unsure how to add annotations the following is a useful resource:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfPx4Sus_CY&feature=youtu.be


4. Update your content and IP filters accordingly. If your filters involve your URL or hostname, this will apply to you. If the IP address is changing and you have filters to exclude internal traffic on a specific Analytics view this will also need updatingFilters can be viewed in Google Analytics by navigating to Admin > Filters. Filters can be controlled at account or view level. If done at view level, they are specific to each unique view within Google Analytics so each one will require updating accordingly.


5. Update the Default URL. This is set through your Property settings and controls the domain that is prepended to a page URL when you open the page from within Google Analytics.

To locate go to Admin > Property Settings. You will then see the screen below where you will need to update and save your default URL

6. Update Referral Exclusions. If you separate subdomain data and have referral exclusions in place this will also need to be updated accordingly. To navigate to your referral exclusion list, you need to navigate to Admin > Tracking Info (Under Property) > Referral Exclusion List.

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Hi Roshan,

Thanks for your reply. So it looks possible and to achieve it I should follow all the steps you've outlined?

In step 4 when you say 'Update your content' I'm not clear on what you mean? Could you please clarify?

Thanks again for your reply.

Laura
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