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New Adwords parameters being tracked in Analytics?

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Starting June 8, 2012, I started seeing URLs like this in my Google Analytics "Landing Pages" report:

 

/?ai=C3vTWR2zWT9v4JoOa8wTgsKCwBbnH-5oCka7guzvx2PWAfggAEAMoA1Dx8ISvAWDJhv-H8KPsEqABhImD_wPIAQGqBBtP0N0lJ8KCFV3JDBNWQpQTbM1GCmljk9pnnr0&sig=AOD64_0Neis6FaAWwOoQiR__x4S1hKT1Kw&ved=0CBgQ0Qw&adurl=http://www.mydomain.com/&rct=j&q=[search query]

 

The source for these URLs is "google" and the medium is "cpc", so these visits are from Adwords.

 

Why is this happening? How can I fix it?

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did you manually tag any of your destination url's in your adwords ads?

Looks like you have added the &adurl=".....&rct=j&q=[search query]


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Hi,

 

Are you using a tracking software at the backend that tags all your URLs in order to track certain parameters?

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@Kim: I just double-checked the destination URL for all of my Adwords ads pointed to my site. None of them contain these or any other URL parameters.

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@Heta: The only tracking software that is active on the site is Google Analytics.

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are you using adsense?



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@Kim: No, we're not using Adsense.

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Are you targeting the display network?



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@Kim: No, just Google search.

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thanks for the info.  Well, if you have checked all your dest URL's in the ads and do not see any added parameters then I suggest that you contact Google support and see if they have any ideas.  See the Contact AdWords link at the upper right corner of these community pages.



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