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Adwords Conversion Tracking Pixel

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Msg#: 4540951 posted 3:39 pm on Jan 31, 2013 (gmt 0)

I have been having major issues with tracking conversions on my website. Sometimes conversions track fine and then there are days when I will do 4 test conversions and only 1 or 2 track properly. There are multiple pages that user must go through to get to the page where I have placed the conversion tracking pixel (which I know is not uncommon).

My question is what if I place the conversion tracking pixel on my first page/landing page? So say I have 50 adwords clicks today, it should record/report 50 conversions correct? My landing page is .html and the other pages are dynamic and some have overlay's. I'm just trying to test and see if the tracking pixel works fine on .html so I can rule out the pixel being bad.




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Msg#: 4540951 posted 9:00 pm on Jan 31, 2013 (gmt 0)

are you using the AdWords Conversion Tracking script -or- importing Analytics Ecommerce or goals?

do you place conditional parameters on the script, like session active?

do you use PayPal which can break tracking in several ways?

if you're doing testing, are you switching to a new browser or making sure there's a fresh click, so the conversion is a 1-per and not a many-per?

there's some reporting delay, it varies some, it's very different when using an AdWords script (~several hours), as compared to importing conversion data from Analytics (sometimes days)?

AdWords records sale on date of click, Analytics on date of sale... are you allowing for this?

in the AdWords conversion module, have you inspected the URLs posting the sales data, see if there's anything up with what is reporting, or missing from pages that are reporting?

are you making sure to stick to https (or not)?

did you make sure you don't have any parameters being appended that might be interfering with your scripting?

are you advertising on mobile, and using a mobile version of the script there?

set up a URL goal in Analytics, have it also track loads of that page, see if that assists your sleuthing.

order the scripts on the receipt page by importance, is AdW and Analytics Ecom high on the page?

do you have too many 3rd party scripts, or ones from shady partners, on the page (especially before the AdW script)?

are you using a conditional include, look for that?

there's more... but i'm tired already.
have fun!


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Msg#: 4540951 posted 9:28 pm on Jan 31, 2013 (gmt 0)

Great list of things to check. Sending to my developer.



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Msg#: 4540951 posted 7:02 pm on Feb 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

It appears now that I've run specific tests, that conversion tracking is not working for visitors using Internet Explorer. Firefox and the others' seem to track fine...it's just IE that is not tracking ANY conversions.

I've not seen this is the 5+ years I've been using Google Adwords conversion tracking pixel.


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Msg#: 4540951 posted 6:04 pm on Feb 5, 2013 (gmt 0)

maybe something here:

but please contact AdWords support, you've got an unusual issue, imo.

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