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Auto-tagging off by default now?

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I noticed that new accounts now seem to have auto-tagging disabled by default.

 

Is this a deliberate change or a bug? 

 

Is this something other people have noticed as well? I only realised it recently after analytics data was not flowing correctly and an ex-colleague of mine is having this problem as well.

 

It's not so much a problem now that we are aware of the change, but it would have been nice to know about it happening, unless this is a bug of some sort.

 

If anyone has any ideas on what happened I'd appreciate it if they could give us some clarification.

 

 

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It's been that way in my accounts for at least the last 6 months.

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I just had this happen on a new account & campaign I'm managing.   I found the following on Google's very own Adwords Help site, dated 11/13/2012:

 

Auto-tagging

A feature that automatically creates custom destination URLs to help you track your ad performance using website tracking programs like Google Analytics.

  • If you have multiple ads that link to the same page on your website, auto-tagging will attach a parameter to your ads' destination URLs to help you tell which ad was clicked for each visit to your site.
  • Google Analytics and similar programs can use the information in auto-tagged URLs to tell you which AdWords keywords brought a visitor to your site, which campaign that keyword was from, and how much that click cost.
  • By default, auto-tagging is turned on. You can check whether auto-tagging in on, as well as turn it on or off, by going to the Preferences page under the My Account tab.