If your library's machines all have www.library.yale,edu as their home
page.... are you assuming that users actually click links to leave
that home page? User sits at library machine, user sees library home
page, user types url for gmail or youtube or facebook,,, does GA track
On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 12:55 PM, Predmore, Andrew
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> Thank you for your help. But, there appears to be another problem. The
> main landing page is on www.library.yale.edu, but almost every link of
> that page goes to resources.library.yale.edu. Right now, I am seeing a
> 98% drop-off from the home page. It looks like Google is not tracking the
> visit across the sub-domains.
> Is there a way to fix this?
> Clayton "Andrew" Predmore
> Manager, Web Operations
> Yale University Library
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> On 2/6/12 3:10 PM, "BRIAN TINGLE" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>This can be really tricky to get right when you have a more complicated
>>site with lots of domains. Since you are all on .yale.edu it should be
>>easier than crossing .cdlib.org to .universityofcalifornia.edu. If I
>>understand correctly, you should be able to
>>_gaq.push(['_setDomainName', '.yale.edu']); on every page and it should
>>This debugging plugin for chrome is pretty useful
>>It will help you confirm what is getting sent to google.
>>On Feb 6, 2012, at 11:53 AM, Predmore, Andrew wrote:
>>> I have been tasked with updating the Analytics for the Yale University
>>>Library, and I am having quite a bit of trouble.
>>> Specifically, I was hoping to only track domain names that included
>>>library.yale.edu, like www.library.yale.edu,
>>>resources.library.yale.edu, but the instructions don't seem to cover
>>>sub-sub-domains like this.
>>> Also, I was hoping to set up a profile/filter that would show me the
>>>sub-domains in the reports. Again, I followed the directions but I am
>>>not getting any results. Well, that's not entirely true the reports are
>>>showing about 30 visitors a day (and no page hits, how is that
>>>possible?). The main profile is showing 5,000 10,000 visitors day.
>>> Does anyone have experience with this that could help me out? Maybe
>>>there is even someone from Google at the conference?
>>> Clayton "Andrew" Predmore
>>> Manager, Web Operations
>>> Yale University Library
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