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Add location information to final URL in tracking format

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Hi,

 

I'm looking to add location information to my final URLs so that I can include the country code of where the click came from into the final URL.

 

The URL's existing format is:

 

https://example.com/abc?xyz&tid1=value1&tid2=value2

 

I'm looking to append "&tid3=value3" to the final url where value3 is the 2 letter country code (example US for United States, UK for United Kingdom, CA for Canada etc) of where the click came from.

 

Thanks for your help Smiley Happy

 

PS: I found this page and I think it will be useful but I don't understand how to use it:
https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/6305348

 

*** If this can be done, I'll seek further help on appending the city name as "&tid4=value4" where value4 would identify the city where the click came from. For the time being, this can be ignored ***

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Add location information to final URL in tracking format

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Hi @Pullkit G

 

Not really. 

 

Enter your landing page URL in the FINAL URL field (without the tracking info). For instance, if the landing page URL is example.com/abc/, your setup would look like -

 

Final URL = example.com/abc/

Tracking Template = {lpurl}?tid3={loc_physical_ms}

 

If your landing page URL is example.com/abc/?xyz&tid1=value1&tid2=value2, your setup should look like -

 

Final URL = example.com/abc/?xyz&tid1=value1&tid2=value2

Tracking Template = {lpurl}&tid3={loc_physical_ms}

 

Important - If your landing URL has a question mark in it use & after {lpurl} in the tracking template. However, if you don't have any question mark in the landing page URL already, use a question mark after {lpurl}.

 

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Add location information to final URL in tracking format

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Hi @Pullkit G

 

You can use ValueTrack {loc_physical_ms} or {loc_interest_ms}.

 

You can add &tid3={loc_physical_ms} to track physical location informtion for the clicks.

 

So your tracking template will be {lpurl}?tid1=value1&tid2=value2&tid3={loc_physical_ms}

 

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Thanks for your reply @Ratan-Jha

So the url I should use for the ad should be like this:

https://example.com/abc?xyz{lpurl}&tid1=value1&tid2=value2&tid3={loc_physical_ms}

 

Is this correct?

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Add location information to final URL in tracking format

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Hi @Pullkit G

 

Not really. 

 

Enter your landing page URL in the FINAL URL field (without the tracking info). For instance, if the landing page URL is example.com/abc/, your setup would look like -

 

Final URL = example.com/abc/

Tracking Template = {lpurl}?tid3={loc_physical_ms}

 

If your landing page URL is example.com/abc/?xyz&tid1=value1&tid2=value2, your setup should look like -

 

Final URL = example.com/abc/?xyz&tid1=value1&tid2=value2

Tracking Template = {lpurl}&tid3={loc_physical_ms}

 

Important - If your landing URL has a question mark in it use & after {lpurl} in the tracking template. However, if you don't have any question mark in the landing page URL already, use a question mark after {lpurl}.

 

Thanks
Ratan Jha
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Add location information to final URL in tracking format

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Thanks @Ratan-Jha

 

I have edited my ad URL to simply add {lpurl}&tid3={loc_physical_ms} into the tracking template (because my original url does contain a question mark).

I'll wait for the ad to be approved and the results to start showing. If the results aren't what I expect, I'll update this thread.

Add location information to final URL in tracking format

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Hi,

 

Good news: It works. I'm getting values in the tid3= tracking code.

 

Bad news: The values are numbers like 9060988 and 9010791 whose meaning I don't know. I just need the country code.

Re: Add location information to final URL in tracking format

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Hi @Pullkit G,

 

That's how it will be reported. You can find code references though. 

 

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All references are here https://developers.google.com/adwords/api/docs/appendix/geotargeting

 

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