I have a question about setting up GA tracking code on a domain that only gets visited within certain pages rather than the root URL itself. I'll explain:
I have setup a website for a friend under a sub-domain (ex1.example.com
). He want's that sub-domain to link to his about.me
page. So going to that URL will immediately send users to his about.me
page and not trigger tracking.
On his about.me
page, he links to (ex1.example.com/portfolio
). This page has tracking along with all other pages on the site. BUT, Google Analytics (and Webmaster Tools meta tag) can't seem to sense the tracking code since the root domain URL isn't a webpage and doesn't have tracking.
Short of setting up a redirect on the domain, pausing to trigger tracking, and sending the person on, is there a way GA can look at subpages for the tracking code? His ways are convoluted but I have to respect his wishes.
Thanks for any suggestions.