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Apparently there are ways to track visitors across different domain using google analytics as described in documentation here and here.

It follows the principle where a visitor click on a link on website1.com and get redirects to website2.com with some additional path params which helps GA track if the visitor is same and GA maintain it's session.

I have been looking around a lot and couldn't find a solution on how can I track a visitor which comes on website1.com through ads and then leaves (And/Or open new tab) and immediately/later goes on to website2.com and make some purchase. I am not targeting to maintain session per user but at least I need to know if it's the same visitor which goes there and converts.

I definately have access to both sites and can put GA tags and javaScripts on both websites.

  • I was going to write an answer but I realized I would just be retyping documentation. In current versions of GA this is a bit easier and doesn't require parameters on links. I recommend Google Tag Manager if you can (see support.google.com/tagmanager/answer/6164469 ), but analytics.js can also do cross-domain tracking: support.google.com/analytics/answer/1034342?hl=en Reading both of those should give you a good sense. You need domain linking, referral exclusion, and possibly GA filters to tell you which site a pageview was on. – Reve Jun 3 at 13:33
  • Thanks Reve, I'll test it out and let know here the result – Affan Shahab Jun 3 at 15:57

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