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    Analytics for http AND https?


    Hi, I look after a website that offers both an http and an https version, i.e. the user can choose whether to login via ssl or not. Now we want to find out how many users use this feature (secure login).
    We have the correct analytics code (ssl.google-analytics....) for the ssl pages and we use the standard (www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js) for the normal pages.

    So, how do I find out in Google Analytics which users visited which page. Are http://www.domain.com and https://www.domain.com seen as completely different domains? Do I need to create a new analytics account for the https version? How would I go about tracking the coming and going and all other 'migrations' of visitors from http to https and back?

    All help I could find on the net addressed the trivial problem of using the right tracking code for https pages...
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    Originally Posted by Chris42

    So, how do I find out in Google Analytics which users visited which page. Are http://www.domain.com and https://www.domain.com seen as completely different domains? Do I need to create a new analytics account for the https version? How would I go about tracking the coming and going and all other 'migrations' of visitors from http to https and back?

    All help I could find on the net addressed the trivial problem of using the right tracking code for https pages...
    Quite interesting task you have on your hands.

    One solution to track visitors to secured and non-secured login pages is to set up two funnels (AdWords allows to set up up to 4 funnels per domain). You better have two after login landing pages for each case to track these conversions accurately. Then you can see numbers for each successful login in Goals reports.

    Another way that should work is set up secured and non-secured versions of the site as sites with different domains and use slightly different AdWords tracking codes for each domain. It should work since you can even put two sets of tracking codes for different accounts on the same page.
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    Thanks for the reply! The option to use different tracking codes is not quite optimal as we would like to have all data in one account.
    Using a specific page after login might work to identify the number of users who log in via ssl, but it's of course another obstacle in the way of the user to the content he wants to see. I can imagine though that this might be the best solution at hand after all...
    Thanks a lot again!
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    Originally Posted by Chris42
    Thanks for the reply! The option to use different tracking codes is not quite optimal as we would like to have all data in one account.
    Using a specific page after login might work to identify the number of users who log in via ssl, but it's of course another obstacle in the way of the user to the content he wants to see. I can imagine though that this might be the best solution at hand after all...
    Thanks a lot again!
    Chris42, I think you will have your data under one account, but for different domains so can easily from one set of reports to another.
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    Yes, but I'd like to have everything under one profile/domain ;-)

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