Often times, once Google Analytics has been installed on a website and begins collecting data, site owners, marketing teams, business owners, and anyone else with a stake in the website, begins to realize they want to know even more. They want to learn all they possibly can about their website traffic. You’ll know you’ve been bitten by the Data Bug when analyzing data, only generates more questions. As soon as we discover something insightful about traffic patterns, we want to know more and more.
Once properly installed on your website, Google Analytics (GA) can provide some pretty incredible insights without any additional configuration or setup. Identifying where the traffic to your site originates, how long users stay on your site, what content is most popular. All of these questions can be answered with just the basic Google Analytics Tracking Code (GATC) installation, pretty cool. But what happens when your thirst for data grows more intense? When you want to know more about your website traffic. Often times this requires additional set up around your analytics coding to track those further engagements.
A topic which generates some confusion and brings in lot of questions is cross domain tracking.
What is it?
Do I need it?
How do I set it up?