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Linking Video Ads to Analytics

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I notice that as of July, 2012, it was not possible to link Video Ads to Google Analytics. Has this changed yet?

Re: Linking Video Ads to Analytics

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I recently had a similar problem with adwords for video and i found out a way to do this with manual tagging (UTM tags), but as there were problems with manual tagging as well so i did some ugly redirect solution as below

  • I found out a gclid was getting added from youtube analytics and which was messing up the referral information, despite having UTM parameters in the URL
  • To counter this kept destination URL as youtube.php which was practically invisible URL, which just stripped out gclid from the generated url and did a 301 redirect to the landing page where users were supposed to land with UTM parameters.
  • This worked for me. I will try to post that PHP code soon.

Hope this helps


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