Hey, I'm very curious to know more about how an external domain mapping affects the traffic analytics of the main domain.
In my case we're talking about Google Analytics. I currently have website.org and website.com as separate profiles on Analytics. They're both hosted on the same physical server (private) and assigned to the same registrar (DreamHost), but in different folders, with separate WordPress installations and obviously different domains.
I plan to turn website.org into a Multisite, and the .com will be imported into this site as either product.website.org or website.org/blogs/product depending on how we choose to set it up. But ultimately this blog is going to be mapped to the external website.com so nothing will appear to have changed.
Now I'm wondering, what will Google Analytics be telling me, and will it still have its facts straight? Will there be statistics for both product.website.org and website.com, or will one be ignored? If both, will they be identical or will one deviate from the other?
Is there any particular Analytics setting, e.g. a filter trick or something of the sort, that should be applied in these situations?
I will greatly appreciate anyone taking the time to respond to my queries.