Ad words pointing to wrong url
my ad is set to point to www.vnnusa.com and has worked fine for months. Now it points to: http://www.vnnusa.com/?gclid=CjwKEAjwka67BRCk6a7_h_7Pui8SJABcMkWRoFbepCayKJXANiMLkoQGNwDV7TiQH5UHm2f...
I cant see any settings that would create this. Thanks, Scott
Re: Ad words pointing to wrong url
When you use auto-tagging AdWords appends a GCLID in order to track performance and pass information to AdWords and Analytics. It's essentially a click ID. It will not change where users end up on your site. In general, parameters can be added to urls by using a ? at the end of the actual URL. You could add any tags you want and it would not impact where the user lands on the website. This is a common practice in digital marketing.
Google says: "When you enable auto-tagging, a parameter called gclid is added to your landing page URL when a user clicks over to your site from an ad."
You can read more about the information that is passed through the GCLID here - https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/4588454?hl=en#what-does-gclid-represent
Hope this helps!
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