I've come across an Analytics profile that is appending the rest of a URL to the end of a page's path.

For example when looking at the page that exists at http://example.com/page I would expect to see /page but instead it shows me /page/http://example.com/.

The profile has no filters applied to it, and until July was reporting as expected (/page), in July the site in question switched hosts (and absolutely nothing else, so I'm not sure that's the problem). The analytics code on the site is the standard Google Async code with a domain set. All other profiles for the site show /page as expected.

Any ideas as to how I can get the profile to function as expected?

  • If a domain is set in GA it's probably not set correctly.
    – Anagio
    Commented Dec 10, 2012 at 21:20
  • It's set using _gaq.push (_gaq.push(['_setDomainName', 'example.com']);). However, that was done very recently and this problem has been occurring for longer.
    – Nick Q.
    Commented Dec 10, 2012 at 22:36

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Under "Profile Settings" the default page was set to be http://example.com/ (shown below) where Analytics expects something like (/, index.html, or home.php).

Google Analytics Profile Settings, Default page section screenshot

The problem was fixed by removing the default page.

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