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Ad words pointing to wrong url

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my ad is set to point to and has worked fine for months. Now it points to:


I cant see any settings that would create this. Thanks, Scott

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June 2016

Re: Ad words pointing to wrong url

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Hi Scott,

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 -

Hope this helps!

Tommy Sands, AdWords Top Contributor | Community Profile | Twitter | Philly Marketing Labs
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