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Avoiding URLS with parameters being counted as different pages

     
10:14 pm on Sep 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I have certain urls pointing to my site with tracking parameters. The problem is that GA is treating the same URL with different parameters as separate pages, making the reports messy. I assume you have to use a filter to sort this, but can't recall how and can't find it by searching...

So instead of having

url.com/index.php?kw=keyword1
url.com/index.php?kw=keyword2

show up in the report as separate URLs, I'd like to add the numbers together regardless of the value of the kw variable

7:20 pm on Oct 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Go into Profile Settings. In the field Exclude URL Query Parameters: enter '/\?kw=keyword1,?kw=keyword2'

Then on your reports they'll all show up as url.com/index.php

8:26 pm on Oct 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Thanks Coleen....is there a way to set a wildcard or something to include all values of the kw variable? And is it possible to do it for multiple variables? Actually I'm doing it for the Yahoo PPC tracking which appends 5 variables (OVRAW,OVKEY etc) and there will be a lot of unique combinations...
2:17 am on Dec 5, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Sorry to jump in so late on this thread. Just wanted to mention that exclude URL query parameters actually uses the query parameter by default, no need to enter the variable too. All you would have to to add would be:
OVRAW, OVKEY, ETC
there's no need to add the
OVRAW=keyword1