Seeing your base domain appended to every URL in Google Analytics?

Posted on Dec. 29, 2014

So Google Tag Manager is still pretty new and I think I discovered one of the more common snafus that folks will inevitably run into. A couple of weeks ago we noticed that our base domain was being appended to the end of every URL, shown in the screenshot below.

The fix? A simple misstep during our Google Analytics configuration setup. Under Administration > Reporting View Settings there is a field Default Page. For our site, this field should not be populated. It had been populated with, which is why we were seeing that appended to each URL.

Special thanks to Siva Kumar, a Google Analytics & Adwords expert for his help troubleshooting this issue.