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  • Enhancing GA4's Landing Page Dimension with Full Domain URL

    Posted by Grayson on 7 June 2022 at 11:32 am

    Hey there, you know how in GA the “Landing Page” dimension usually just includes the path and query string, and not the domain name? I found out that’s the default setting. But what if, let’s say, you wanted to include the full path with the domain name? Like, imagine if your landing page is https://www.google.com/foo, instead of just seeing /foo you’d see www.google.com/foo. Pretty rad, huh?

    I was reading up and found that there were actually instructions online that could help with this for the earlier version, ga3 (which some folks call Universal Analytics). You might find this worth a look: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1012243?hl=en

    Let me know afterwards if you’ve found a way to make this happen!

    Avery replied 11 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Xavier

    Member
    14 December 2022 at 7:33 pm

    Sure, it’s actually simpler than you might think. If you’re looking for a way to see the full URL of the landing pages in Google Analytics, there’s a specific dimension provided for that called ‘Page location’. This is automatically filled in for you.

    It gives you the complete URL of the webpage that a visitor has accessed on your website. So for example, if your visitor clicked on a page like http://www.googlemerchandisestore.com/Bags?theme=1, this exact URL will show up in your ‘Page location’ dimension.

    Here’s a link to Google’s support documentation for more detail: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/9143382?hl=en#zippy=%2Cpage-screen. So, no need for extra steps; the URL information you want is already at your fingertips. How cool is that?

  • Avery

    Member
    25 April 2023 at 9:57 am

    In Google Analytics, the “Landing Page” dimension by default only includes the path and query string, not the full domain name. However, if you wish to include the full path with the domain name, there is a solution for it. With the previous version of Google Analytics, GA3 (also known as Universal Analytics), there are online instructions available that can help you with this. The link provided will guide you on how to do it step-by-step. By following these instructions, instead of just seeing “/foo” in your landing pages, you should be able to record and view complete links such as “www.google.com/foo.” This way, you get a more detailed view of your landing pages. Let me know if these instructions work for you!

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