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Adwords Adding Query String To URL

and breaking my clicks!



9:19 am on Nov 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

We noticed a few of our ads weren't clicking through, but going to an error page instead, and on further investigation found the query string below added to our Destination URL.
http:// www.mydomain.com/?gclid=********

As we already used a query attached to the URL to provide tracking this caused the error.

Anyone else seen the query string added to their Dest URL? How long has this been going on?



9:22 am on Nov 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Welcome to WebmasterWorld!

I have my own strings attached too, and can't reproduce what you reported. However Google is known for A/B-Testing certain features, so maybe you are part of a test group.

If it breaks your system, you should contact them.


8:26 pm on Nov 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

Have you signed up for Google Analytics? If so, check that they're not adding their own analytic-specific tracking tags by default (it'll be under the analytics tab in your adwords account).

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