• Elizabeth

    29 June 2023 at 11:49 pm

    The standard “Landing Page + Query String” filter/tag in Google Analytics (GA) strips out the domain and just provides the landing page URL path. This is to accommodate the fact that you may have multiple domains reporting in one GA profile, but it can indeed be frustrating when you need the full URL. While GA4 doesn’t provide an out-of-the-box way to add the domain name to the landing page dimension, the possible workaround is modifying your tracking setup to record the full URL (including the domain) in a custom dimension. You’ll need to have the appropriate permissions and technical know-how or the support of someone who does to implement this. Keep in mind, though, that GA doesn’t retroactively modify data, so this solution would only start collecting the full URL data from the time you implement it forward. As always, be sure to test thoroughly in a staging environment before deploying to production.