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hostnames and google analytics (5 posts)

  1. barnburn
    Posted 15 years ago #

    I have a wordpress mu installation in the root folder.

    I have many domain aliases that point to the main domain.

    I need Google Analytics to track the host names. This works fine in standard Wordpress.

    Example: main domain is

    I setup a domain alias that points to

    Wordpress MU seems to rewrite the domain alias in a way that does not allow Google Analytics to track the individual domain aliases as host names.

    Again, this seems to work fine in standard Wordpress.

    I need to be able to track the type-in use of the domain names within Google Analytics.

  2. pumpkinpatch
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Not sure I understand what you mean, but if what you're looking for is Analytics to track subdomain traffic, it can be set/seen within Analytics itself:
    Visitors->Network Properties->Hostnames
    There is some setup required, but can't remember what it is (I did this a while back).

  3. MrBrian
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Theres google analytic solutions around the forum. I just checked my GA stats and hostnames appear fine.

  4. barnburn
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Thanks for the help. Let me try to be more clear. Not my strength!

    I have fifty domain aliases that point to the main wordpress mu site.

    The site is made up of only one blog currently. No subdomains or anything.

    When a visitor reaches the site by "type-in traffic", Wordpress MU immediately converts the typed-in domain into the main domain name.

    Google Analytics only shows the main domain. The type-in domain aliases don't show up under Google Analytics.

    When using standard WP, the type-in traffic shows up under the typed-in domain name under google analytics:

    visitors/network properties/hostnames

  5. andrea_r
    Posted 15 years ago #

    If each one of your aliased domains were mapped to a sub-blog, then you could track it like that.

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