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Adwords Auto tagging with a custom parameter appended

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We are implementing some conditional page content based on a URL parameter ie Show the 'Computers' picture if the person visits the site from a 'Laptops' campaign. Our PPC specialist is reluctant to turn off Auto Tagging as I understand we'll lose granular data about the ads.

 

How can we use auto tagging and append a custom URL parameter so that our click thru becomes:

 

http://www.website.com/index.php?gclid=AASASAS&showcampaign=Computers

 

Can this be done?

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Accepted by MosheTLV (Top Contributor)
September 2015

Re: Adwords Auto tagging with a custom parameter appended

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Hi Pete J,

Yes, you can use auto-tagging and manual tagging at the same time and get the results you expect. There is a limit to the length of the query string AdWords will send with the click, I believe that limit is 1024. You're nowhere near the limit. If you have keyword level destination URL's, be sure to update those as well.

Best of Luck!

Pete
petebardo -- Deadhead doing AdWords

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Hi Pete J,
I think I also had asked a similar question. You may have a look on this too-

https://www.en.adwords-community.com/t5/Tracking-Reporting/What-if-Auto-Tagging-Manual-Tagging-are-w...

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Hey Pete, did you manage to get the url will be a mix of the gclid and the custom paramter?
Would love to know how Smiley Happy
thanks