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How to Redirect all URLs to Another Domain

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First let me say this should have been a whole lot easier then it actually was. Trying to find a solution left me feeling very angry. But alas after failing for several hours I found the right solution. Recently I wanted to redirect all the pages from one domain to another. Specifically I wanted to redirect all the URLs from a sub-domain to the main domain. My goal was to redirect all wildcard URLs (anything on the sub-domain) to my new domain. When I tested a few different htaccess code snippets I found they didn't accomplish exactly what I wanted. In most cases it would redirect the sub-domain correctly but it wouldn't redirect the wildcard URLs correctly. However, after much searching I was able to find this code that works perfectly. So if you are like me and need to redirect all your wildcard URLs and your domain use this...

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How to Check the Conversion Rate of Return Customers vs New Customers in Google Analytics

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When working with your eCommerce store it is really important to know what percentage of your sales are new vs returning customers. This can tell you a lot about your customer service after the sale and information about the lifetime value of a customer. All that good stuff can be used later for your decision making. But for now this is how you quickly check the conversion rate of returning customers vs. new customer in Google Analytics. Step 1: Once logged into your analytics click "Acquisition" then click "All Traffic". Step 2: Click "add segment" just about your line chart graphic. Step 3: When you clicked add segment it brought up a whole slew of ways you can segment your data. Simply select "New Visitors" and "Return Visitors". Congratulations you just segmented your data, now wasn't that easy?    ...

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