We are changing our domain for a website, but all other things will remain the same (paths, etc.). What do I need to do in Analytics to keep existing data and capture traffic from the new domain moving forward?
Hi Bill, if you're moving everything, you can probably just update your Internal URL Filters to the new domain and call it good. Everything should be pretty seamless, as long as your implementation doesn't throw any JS errors. You don't even have to create a new report suite if you don't want to.
If you do want to start with a brand new report suite, you'll want to update your implementation to point to the new report suite ID. Arun's links above can give you more information on how you might be able to do that.
Regardless of what you choose, I would highly recommend you test everything prior to publishing it live, and make sure image requests are firing using the Adobe Debugger.
To answer your question, we need to be little detailed.
1. Have you used DTM for deploying Analytics? If yes, kindly go to 'Edit Property' and add your new domain by checking 'This site spans multiple domains'.
Check for the Domain Conditions in DTM and add the new domain wherever necessary.
2. Have you used direct implementation? If yes, check whether you have used domain logic/condition to set your Report Suite. If yes, please add the new domain to the logic. If not, no worries, it will capture the traffic automatically.
The complexity arises when you capture URL as the page name. Because, earlier it will be www.adc.com/home and on change it will be www.xyz.com/home. You need to merge the line items to get the continuity.