I created a goal on Google Analytics which was working just fine all this time. It looked like this:

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My URLs are dynamic so I chose the "Begins with". It was working fine until recently. I wanted to see full page URLs in my reports. So I created a filter to show the complete page URL following this link - https:// support.google.com/analytics/answer/1012243?hl=en

Since then, the goal won't track any visits. In the Goal funnel page, should I use the complete page URL now like http:// sub.example.com/itineraryBooking instead of /itineraryBooking?


Here's how the new Goal details screen looks with the hostname included as part of the URL.

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EDIT after user nyuen's recommendation of using RegEx in Goal Details

Please find the screenshot below. I have used RegEx while creating these steps but 3 of the 5 page links will be dynamic in nature. 2 links will be an exact match.

  1. Actual URL -> http://pickyourtrail.com/itinerary/details/56e3f99b0956b30dd4eba428
  2. RegEx Step -> .*veho.pickyourtrail.com/itinerary/details

  3. Actual URL -> http://veho.pickyourtrail.com/itineraryCost?itineraryId=56e3f99b0956b30dd4eba428

  4. RegEx Step -> .*veho.pickyourtrail.com/itineraryCost

  5. Actual URL -> http://veho.pickyourtrail.com/itineraryBooking?itineraryId=56e3f99b0956b30dd4eba428

  6. RegEx Step -> .*veho.pickyourtrail.com/itineraryBooking

Goal Step ->

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1 Answer 1


From this post, you had added a filter to include your hostnames, too. In this case you would need to adjust your goal URLs to include the hostname. So for example, step 1 would be ("begins with") http://sub.example.com/search, etc.

  • hey thanks for helping me out on this question as well. I suspected this could be the issue and had the hostname as part of the Goal details. Have Edited my question with a screenshot. Since adding the hostname, I have waited for more than 24 hours but the Goal funnel is still empty. Nothing is getting tracked there. What am I missing? Thank you :)
    – Ajit KS
    Mar 29, 2016 at 13:36
  • Can you try using a regex instead for each step: .*veho\.pickyourtrail\.com/search, for example
    – nyuen
    Mar 29, 2016 at 16:07
  • Thanks. have edited my question with a screenshot by using RegEx. 2 out of 5 links are an exact URL match. Remaining 3 are dynamic in nature. the query parameter on the URL will keep changing. Am not seeing any changes on the Goal Funnels yet. Appreciate the help!
    – Ajit KS
    Mar 30, 2016 at 10:16
  • For your regex, you would need to account for the dynamic parts, too, so you could use .* at the end, like .*veho\.pickyourtrail\.com/itinerary/details.*, and you will need to escape the .'s.
    – nyuen
    Mar 30, 2016 at 14:37
  • Thanks for getting back. I added .* to the end of all three dynamic URLs. But it isn't working as when I Verify the goal, it only shows a 0.04% conversion rate which is not true. Also, in order to group dynamic URLs in reporting, I had created a filter to exclude query parameters. Does this change everything we have been doing? Appreciate your help!
    – Ajit KS
    Mar 30, 2016 at 17:40

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