Imagine this. You’re running a promo campaign which brings traffic to a certain landing page (e.g. landingpage.com). After the visitor clicks the main Call-to-action button (e.g. GET YOUR DISCOUNT), he/she is redirected to another page (2ndpage.com) which asks a visitor to do the final action, install the app, fill in the form, sign up, etc.
When the conversion is completed, a Google Analytics event is fired. Unfortunately, when you look at your GA reports, what you’ll see is that all conversions are attributed to the landingpage.com. Technically, this is correct because all visitors landed on the 2ndpage.com from landingpage.com, but you’d like to see the original source which brought the visitor, wouldn’t you?
In this blog post, I’ll show you how to transfer UTM parameters from the initial page landingpage.com to the subsequent one (2ndpage.com) if the cross-domain tracking cannot be implemented.