|Weird Keywords showing in Google Analytics|
| 1:44 am on Jun 24, 2013 (gmt 0)|
In one particular Google Analytics account, for Google organic traffic, I'm seeing something I haven't seen before. Many of the organic keywords are being reported as follows:
Where domain is the site, and +keyword is appended to the end of it. There are some 'normal' keywords being reported, such as 'red widgets', but there are a TON of visits, with several visitors, being reported with the domain name and the plus sign and a keyword being reported.
Seems as though this might be an error in reporting somehow, I couldn't imagine anyone actually searching for that phrase as a keyword.
Anyone seen anything like this before?
| 6:57 am on Jun 24, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Are you seeing that in more than one GA site? Are you also still getting KW not provided in the site with the new looking syntax?
| 4:43 pm on Jun 24, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Receptional, it is only on this GA site.
Yes, I'm getting "not provided" in the analytics, and that seems to be just fine (the normal amount of data).
| 2:37 pm on Jun 26, 2013 (gmt 0)|
What's also interesting to note is that some of the keywowrds show like this:
Must be a tracking/configuration issue, but don't know where to start looking.
| 12:22 pm on Jul 1, 2013 (gmt 0)|
I have found weird keywords on Omniture Site Catalyst - We can't see any content relevant to those keywords. I have assumption that it might came from hotlink images that we shared to third party site - Omniture may capture search query on those site. There is no Omniture tracking code on those site - I just wonder is it related to hotlink image?
| 5:07 pm on Jul 2, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Turned out that there were some weird filters set up in the Google Analytics account, causing these keywords to show up like this. It has been fixed now.