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I am using google analytics but it would only work for a live,hosted website.

Is there a way to let it work in localhost also.

Or is it possible to convert localhost to a url for example

_hxxx://localhost/xyz to _hxxx://mysite/xyz

Please help.

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migrated from Oct 27 '09 at 0:05

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Presumably as your site has no domain (has no "." in it like "localhost") then you will need to set _udn="none".

This way Analytics leaves out the domain portion of it's tracking cookies. Another possible way is to setDomainName("none") in GA.js syntax. This prevents Google trying set a domain= on the cookie's and this way they will not fail.

Must admin i have not done this but it would seem the logical way to approach it. Analytics looks for and expects a domain and so fails when it doesn't get one. Stop it looking for one and it shouldn't fail.

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I believe you can use a host file on the IIS server and create an entry for whatever domain you want, then point it to .

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