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Google Analytics Is Confused - Paid Keywords Showing As Organic

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So I'm new to this.  I have a site and am doing some SEO for it, and some paid search.  This week I received 12 clicks from Adwords.  I looked at my Google Analytics, and under Traffic Sources > Sources > Search > Organic, I see only my paid search keywords.

 

I thought Google Analytics was supposed to know their own ads by default? 

 

What do I need to do to get this segmenting correctly?

 

(I should also add that when I click Search > Paid, there are no keywords or visits showing).

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HI thwart1,

 

You will need to link your AdWords and Analytics accounts and you'll need to make sure auto-tagging is enabled. Your AdWords traffic should then show up under "Advertising".

 

Best of Luck!

 

Pete

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HI thwart1,

 

You will need to link your AdWords and Analytics accounts and you'll need to make sure auto-tagging is enabled. Your AdWords traffic should then show up under "Advertising".

 

Best of Luck!

 

Pete

petebardo -- Deadhead doing AdWords

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thwart1,;

Don't forget the auto-tagging , to allow "data transfer" to Analytics. We had this issue just this morning.

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I am trying to attach my adwords account to my google analytics but there is no logical place to make this happen. Any suggestions on where I go. I have watched all of the videos out there and even am trying to figure it out with Lynda.com adn getting nowhere. Suggestions? 

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Hello,

 

Kindly read the how to link Google analytics to adwords account blog post.

 

Hope this will help

Dinesh
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after flipping that switch, it looks like it's behaving properly.  I wonder why that isn't the default?  Thanks for your time everyone.

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