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Bot clicks gclid GA

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Hi

 

Quite a succinct subject line I came up with, isn´t it Smiley Tongue

 

The actual question is this:

Could a bot click an AdWords ad, follow the link to the website and bring along the gclid parameter so that the source/medium for that session would be categorized in Analytics as google / cpc ?

 

Cheers

/ David

Re: Bot clicks gclid GA

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From our internal tracking, yes a bot could arrive with a GCLID.

This is then usually scrubbed from GA from what I've seen.

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What do you mean by "scrubbed" ?