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Which medium combinations would require manual tagging for?

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 google / organic  

nytimes.com / display  

wikipedia.com / referral  

direct / (none)  

bing.com / organic

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September 2015

Re: Which medium combinations would require manual tagging for?

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Hi Bobby B,

Not strictly and AdWords question, but close enough I suppose.

Manual tagging helps track ad campaigns and would normally only be used for paid traffic to help you track your advertising campaigns.

The only combination in your list that would be paid is nytimes.com/display. The query string would look something like this:

utm_source=nytimes&utm_medium=display&utm_content=Ad1&utm_campaign=Campaign1

This says the click came from NYTimes, medium (type of ad)_ is display, content is "Ad1" (change that to something that means something to you), and campaign is "Campaign1 (again, change this to something that means something to you). This data will show in Analytics under Acquisition/Campaigns.

Organic and referral visits need to manual tagging for tracking.

Best of Luck!

Pete
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Re: Which medium combinations would require manual tagging for?

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Hi Bobby B,

Not strictly and AdWords question, but close enough I suppose.

Manual tagging helps track ad campaigns and would normally only be used for paid traffic to help you track your advertising campaigns.

The only combination in your list that would be paid is nytimes.com/display. The query string would look something like this:

utm_source=nytimes&utm_medium=display&utm_content=Ad1&utm_campaign=Campaign1

This says the click came from NYTimes, medium (type of ad)_ is display, content is "Ad1" (change that to something that means something to you), and campaign is "Campaign1 (again, change this to something that means something to you). This data will show in Analytics under Acquisition/Campaigns.

Organic and referral visits need to manual tagging for tracking.

Best of Luck!

Pete
petebardo -- Deadhead doing AdWords

Re: Which medium combinations would require manual tagging for?

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Thanks pete it worked for me