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Getting unknown URL Path in My Google Adwords
Getting unknown URL Path in My Google Adwords

 8:47 am on Jul 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

Hi All,
Before couples of days i'm getting unknown url path in my google adwords ad's when ever anybody click on my ad's that person get URL like that example.com/?gclid=CIG0najOhLECFaRMpgoddSfuOw
and but I putted simply example.com I didn't create any such pages with this name.

Because Of this ["?gclid=CIG0najOhLECFaRMpgoddSfuOw"] it's creating bit trouble in my anlytics data & I often find this code in my analytics as the source.




 3:31 pm on Jul 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

gclid = google click ID

most any Analytics package (especially Google Analytics) should handle this just fine.

or do you mean the domain name is wrong? if it's the domain name, someone could have done a typo and are sending data to your GA account, but you can filter that out, if that's the case.


 8:30 am on Jul 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

thanks RhinoFish
actually I got this ["?gclid=CIG0najOhLECFaRMpgoddSfuOw"] from my GA account; & as you said it's fine but i'm bit worried about if it might be cached by Google because after opening my website including this ["?gclid=CIG0najOhLECFaRMpgoddSfuOw"] I got there's no any variation on the page like meta robot Follow Index Or NoFollow NoIndex.



 5:54 pm on Jul 8, 2012 (gmt 0)

when you have auto tagging URLs turned on, in AdWords, they add the gclid variable to the URL, so when the visitor lands, Analytics can tie it back to the google cpc, keyword, ad group, campaign, etc.

when you say you're worried it'll be "cached by Google", i assume you mean in their SEO index and SERPs - rest assured that Google's SEO team knows what the gclid parameter means and won't SEO it.

"there's no any variation on the page like meta robot Follow Index Or NoFollow NoIndex" -- your on webpages aren't using the gclid parameter to do anything dynamic, unless you intentionally programmed them to do so, or if the page / CMS is programmed to react to append data pairs in some defensive manner - but anyone who did such programming would surely be familiar with the gclid data pair. please repeat your test, which i assume is rendering a page on your site, with and without the appended gclid parameter, and reconfirm the page renders the same either way.


 4:28 am on Jul 9, 2012 (gmt 0)

thanks RhinoFish...

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