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How to setup ecommerce tracking in Google Analytics if ecommerce platform is setup on subdomain?

Ok, so here's the situation. The main marketing site is WordPress setup on the main www domain, so I have the main Google Analytics profile setup for this. But, our client portal that processes orders, is setup on a sub-domain (portal.domain.com). To setup ecommerce tracking in Google Analytics, should I setup a new profile under the main domain profile, and use the new UA number to track ecommerce - OR - should we enable ecommerce for the main profile? Would appreciate your input.

3answers

always save the original profile as a backup.

that said, this is an easy problem to solve. you just need to use this line of code above the "trackpageview" line....
_gaq.push(['_setDomainName', 'example.com']);

here's an easy tool to help http://gaconfig.com/one-domain-with-subdomains/

here's more details for your developer https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/gajs/gaTrackingSite


Answered 6 years ago

Hi, you should use one property with the same UA number on both www and subdomain pages. Enable ecommerce tracking from the profile settings.

Here's the best article on subdomain tracking I've found so far:
http://www.roirevolution.com/blog/2011/01/google_analytics_subdomain_tracking.php


Answered 6 years ago

Enable e-commerce for the main profile. If the sub domain is part of the current main site, you should not have to do any cross-domain tracking either.


Answered 6 years ago

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