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Tracking Referring URLs From My Shopping.com Feed?
How can I track referring URLs from Shopping.com?
TheRealSaxman




msg:4559202
 2:18 pm on Mar 28, 2013 (gmt 0)

Hello all... I was hoping that someone out there could help me on this issue... I appreciate your time!

I have a client with a Shopping.com account. If you use Shopping.com you must be as angry as I am about not being able to designate where you want your ads to show. I personally don't get this, but as of recently Bing Shopping has made it so we have to utilize their service in order to show on Bing Shopping. In other words Bing Shopping is now a "Paid" service, but only for certain categories such as mine (Generators or Power Tools and Hardware). So even though I only want to show on Bing Shopping I don't have a say in the matter. I just spent over a $100 in one day and am not showing any conversions. Obviously I can't continue on this path, but before I spend any more funds I want to be able to track the referring domain. Shopping.com doesn't offer this ability in their interface (or lack thereof) so I need to track this in Google Analytics. I currently am using the Google URL builder to track "source" & "medium" and such... but I am not getting the actual referring URL. Is there a way to do this? Track a dynamic referring URL in Google Anlaytics using a appendage for my URLs in the Shopping.com feed? I found an article that spoke about using the "placement={placement}", but I'm getting nothing from this...it's actually showing up as "placement={placement}" in Google analytics.

I was hoping that someone out there had a similar issue, and could help me find my way through this... I appreciate your help! Thanks in advance!

 

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