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googleads.g.doubleclick.net showing top referral with no ads?

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I am not currently running any ads to drive traffic to my site, but my top referral is: googleads.g.doubleclick.net. Can this be correct? 

 

Isn't googleads.g.doubleclick.net suggesting that I am running ads?

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Hi David,

Do your website runs any affiliate program or something like that? Might be possible that someone else is running Paid campaigns of your site so that its sales increase.

Nouman

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Interesting! In addition to Nouman's great answer... Maybe one of your users is advertising his profile page or something he admires in your website.

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Do you have a remarketing campaign ?


  Your google analytics code is the remarketing version which sets cookies for doubleclick.net ?

 

 

Re: googleads.g.doubleclick.net showing top referral with no ads?

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We don't have any affiliate program or anything of the sort so it seems pretty bizarre. I'm digging into it a bit more. Thank you for your reply.

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Hmm, thats a possibility. I cannot think of who would be doing that though. I'll keep digging. Thanks for the reply.

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Badged Google Partner
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Hi David,
I'm now seeing this same referral for googleads.g.doubleclick.net show up in a client's analytics. I'm running AdWords and during the past 2 weeks we've had 19 adwords clicks, but over 500 googleads.g.doubleclick.net referrals. (we're starting the ad campaign out slowly)

did you ever figure out what is happening?

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Hi Jeff, unfortunately I was never able to solve this. I will let you know
if I end up finding the solution.

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Hi David,

I'm getting same issue in my analytics account, and I'm trying to figure out the reason... Are you running adsense campaigns in your site? I mean, you as a publisher.

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There ended up being an account that was continuing to post ads after all.
It was an old account I was unaware of.