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I have a website, www.example.com. I have a subdomain, subdomain.example.com/ that contains all my website's landing pages. Do I have to add subdomain.example.com as a new property in Google Analytics to see my landing pages, or is there a filter I can create under the www.example.com property that will allow me to see the subdomain landing pages (i.e. subdomain.example.com/landing-page)?

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I would create a new View under the same Property and apply a Filter to only include that sub domain.

In your Google Analytics Account:

1) Click on Admin button - Make sure that the right property is selected

2) Click Create New View - Third column on the right.

3) Create your View

4) With the sub domain view selected click on Filters

5) Enter Filter Name - Filter Type [Predefined] - [Include Only] - [traffic to the hostname] - [that contains]

6) Hostname [sub.domain.tld]

In Classic you also need to go to Tracking info and turn on the sub domain tracking option and then update your tracking code. It will add a line that looks like this:

_gaq.push(['_setDomainName', 'example.com']);
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  • If it's possible, how would I go about setting up the filter?
    – czmudzin
    Feb 12, 2015 at 21:03
  • I updated the answer with details
    – dasickle
    Feb 12, 2015 at 21:10
  • Do you know how I would accomplish this in Classic Analytics? I entered the Filter name, predefined filter, include only, traffic to hostname, that contains, "subdomain.example.com." When I click verify, I see the subdomain I'm looking for in the column labeled "Before Filter applied." In the column labeled "After filter applied," it only shows www.exmaple.com.
    – czmudzin
    Feb 12, 2015 at 21:18
  • Ahh... there is one extra step. I added that part to my answer.
    – dasickle
    Feb 12, 2015 at 21:25
  • So, going into Tracking Info, I'm not seeing dub domain tracking options. I have to assume that it's turned on and working because I can see my subdomains, I just can't filter by them for some reason. I'm also using Google Tag Manager.
    – czmudzin
    Feb 12, 2015 at 21:39

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