Too many domain names for google analytics?

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So confused with google analytics. I have set up the account with google analytics. I KNOW I DID IT WRONG. I have three domain names all connected to my one synthasite domain which is www.myauntcameback.synthasite.com. They are www.iwantpolishpottery.com, www.ahouseofcourage.com and www.myauntcameback.com. When I set up the google analytics, I set it up under www.iwantpolishpottery.com. I added that copy cut and paste code to each and every page. I think I messed this up as I haven't gotten one single hit from the websearch. I know that my clients are searching because they are finding my old website which is www.bluedishgifts.com and calling me from the info off of that page. How do I fix my google analytics?
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Hello,
Can be a bit confusing! When you say you have three domain names all connected to your one synthasite subdomain; do you mean that each site has a direct link to your main site?

Also, how do you want Google Analytics to function for your tracking, do you want it to track each site individually, or as one entity?

Please let me know and I will try to help.

Emmy
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Hello njoynlife,

Go back into your Google anlayitcs dashboard and copy the code again or generate new code. (I think I would be tempted to generate a new code)

Go into your web-site and delete the old code widget. (This maybe important as if there's any remaining rubbish left in the HTML placeholder it may stop the analysis.)

Add a new HTML place holder at an upper part of each page and paste the analytics code into it as you would have done initially.

Return to you Analytics dash and see if the verification code has taken successfully. If it has you will see the notification, return a day later and look at the analysis
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Hi Emmy and Peter, Thanks so much for responding. Originally I created the website through synthasite with myauntcameback.synthasite.com from there I upgraded to a web url (hoping I am getting the terminology correct). From there my customers were confused so I created two more names One for the polish pottery, iwantpolishpottery.com, and one for the candlhouses, ahouseofcourage.com. The last two urls direct to the areas of the webpage which the customers would be interested in. Hope this is easy to follow. I would like for each of the web addresses to come up in a search so if someone searches for lithuanian candle house or a house of courage, then www.ahouseofcourage.com comes up and the same with the pottery. I am also adding items to the catalog this year with ornaments. Problem is these addresses do not come up in searching.
After posting this question I found another recent post that said I needed a site map. I followed that link and the site map goes 2 pages deep and says that I have 7 broken links. Yes, I am very confused but am willing to do what is necessary to learn to do this properly. Any help is appreciated.

The second two domain names I bought through godaddy and they set them up to go to the appropriate area of the catalogs in the original website.
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The report on broken links was that directly from Google or a third party utility? If Google you should be able to find the broken links and repair, remove or replace them fairly easily. If it's from a third party then I think you have to wade through their helpfiles (often they promote a subscription to fix this :))

I think you're saying that you now have three web-sites?
1. myauntcameback.synthasite.com
2. iwantpolishpottery.com
3. ahouseofcourage.com

Three websites means that you have to process the indexing for each website. They aren't related really even though they probably have links to each other. To do that you have to verify each site with Google and submit the sitemaps for each site. I think you have the synthasite tutorial on that. When you have successfully setup your sites for google indexing it may take some time for them to show on searches. There are lots of reviews in GetSatisfaction: Synthasite of suggested ways of optimising the ranking of websites. Just take your time searching the helpfiles and related posts. Google Webmasters Tools is another great resource to find out what it's all about and how to best do it.

Google Analytics is a different story. You can use the same Analytics code for the three sites under an umbrella name, that is explained in the analytics of google. This makes it a little easier for your reviewing the traffic through the sites and doing comparisons.

Good luck.
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Peter, thanks for getting back to me. I think I really only have one site. www.myauntcameback.synthasite.com but I have purchased 3 web addresses that point to pages inside of this one site. I am thinking that is what I did. I would like for each of the addresses to come up in the search. So should I create a google analytics for each area of the website that is under a different domain?
You were right in that it was a third part for the site map. They wanted a small 5.00 for life to fix the problem. I will have to search for google's site map.
I do have the link for the proper process now. I will try it as soon as I am certain how to generate the codes properly and which pages get which codes.
I suppose that brings one more question. Do I create a site map for each area of the website or only one under my aunt came back?

AGAIN, THANK YOU, your time is very much appreciated!
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One website, one sitemap.

I don't understand how you can have one website and own 3 other web addresses that point to the one site. The sum of these sites is 4 :)

I have looked at myauntcameback. Definitely a website.
iwantpolishpottery. Another website
ahouseofcourae. also another website.

You would have to index the three sites separately on Google. That is three different Google indexations. Treat each of them as separate new, discrete websites. They really are even though you're thinking that they're related. They aren't really.

In http://ahouseofcourage.com/ you have two references on your navigation bar (menu) to the one website: Google won't like this. The same is true of iwantpolishpottery.com.
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OK, I will index the three sites separately. Thanks for the answer. I am unsure as to what the following sentence means due to my lack of knowledge and how to fix it:

In http://ahouseofcourage.com/ you have two references on your navigation bar (menu) to the one website: Google won't like this. The same is true of iwantpolishpottery.com.

Again, thanks so much for your time in answering my questions Peter, you have been very helpful.
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replace this :

  1. var _gaq = _gaq || [];

  2. _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-XXXXXXX-X']);

  3. _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']);



by this :

  1. var _gaq = _gaq || [];

  2. _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-XXXXXXX-X']);

  3. _gaq.push(['_setDomainName', 'none']);

  4. _gaq.push(['_setAllowLinker', true]);

  5. _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']);