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Is GCLID unique for every visit from same ip address or same visitor??

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I want to know that the GCLID made on every visit through an ad is also unique for same user visiting second time.

 

(same user identified by ip address)

 

my motive behind this is to know that is there any way to check which user has visited first time or second time?

please guide me an accurate solution

 

Thanks

Saurabh Dhir

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Re: Is GCLID unique for every visit from same ip address or same visit

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Hi there;
Check this discussion on the topic;
https://www.en.adwords-community.com/t5/Tracking-Reporting/Can-i-find-GCLID-parameter-in-ADwords/td-...
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Re: Is GCLID unique for every visit from same ip address or same visit

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Hi Saurabh Dhir,

Each time a user clicks on your ad the gclid will be different. Tracking by IP address is unreliable as that address can be used by multiple browsers.

You could try setting a domain cookie on the browser whenever you see a gclid value in the query string. If the cookie exists, this is a second (or third) visit of the browser, not necessarily the same user.

Best of Luck!

Pete
petebardo -- Deadhead doing AdWords

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thanks for your reply patebardo, can you pls expand your view a bit more on how to set cookie on the user's browser and this will not work if the user clear cookies?

Re: Is GCLID unique for every visit from same ip address or same visit

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Hi Saurabh Dhir,

None of the tracking will work if the user clears all cookies. You can set a cookie wither with either a server-side or client-side script. How you do that depends on the language you use on the server side. Most of my pages are static, so I do it with Javascript. For tracking purposes, you'll need to do something on the server side.

If you don't know how to do this, I suggest you get help from a developer.

Best of Luck!

Pete


petebardo -- Deadhead doing AdWords

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Thank you petebardo for your valuable reply..