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We are unable to use the In-Page Analytics report in Google Analytics because our site now redirects to a URL which is different from what is in our Account setting. Are there any workarounds which will give us the In-Page Analytics and not impact our history data?

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Is the site being redirected to, a different design/layout than the old one because if so, what's the use of In Page analytics in GA going to be? –  zigojacko Feb 13 at 8:45
    
Hi Geoff. The site itself did not change. we just changed the url so the business name could be seen. Before we had an abbreviation so it was not helping branding. –  kathy Feb 13 at 20:54
    
So when you switched to a new domain, didn't you create a new property for it in Google Analytics? So that you'd have data for the new domain and data for the old domain... –  zigojacko Feb 14 at 9:10
    
we actually did create a new property but the site redirects to a different dommain –  kathy Feb 26 at 18:54
    
If in-page analytics is going to follow the redirect then this is a limitation of GA unfortantely - I do have one possible workaround which is a bit of work and untested though. I'll post my answer. (Although if the website design/layout is the same, I don't see why you can't still just use the in-page analytics it shows you as it matches this against URL paths so if these haven't changed, it should still work and be accurate for what you want). –  zigojacko Feb 27 at 9:08

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All I can really suggest is duplicating the website at another location but minus the domain redirect so that you can use this to view past in-page analytics on the old website.

  • Purchase a new domain and set up the web hosting.
  • Duplicate the website on this new domain and database.
  • Make sure you NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW the duplicated website.
  • Stop the redirect on this duplicated website so it does not redirect to your other domain.
  • Password protect the domain with .htaccess. (Learn how here).
  • Create
  • Modify your GA property to track with the same UA on both domains. (Learn how here).

Come to think of it actually, I'm not even sure in-page analytics in GA will give you an option to show for different domains (even though GA supports cross-domain tracking). Hmm.

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