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Filtering traffic for Google Content Experiments

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Does anyone know if it's possible to limit the Google Content Experiements to run only for AdWords traffic? Seems like the default will run traffic from all sources.

 

Would I have to set up duplicate pages and run the AdWords traffic to them? Seems a bit clunky to me.

 

Thanks

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Re: Filtering traffic for Google Content Experiments

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Hi stickleback, 

 

Thanks for posting in the Community!

 

I'm sorry to say that currently you are not able to choose to run a Content Experiment on a particular traffic source. You can, however, choose the percentage of your site visitors that you would like to be involved in the Content Experiment. 

 

I hope this helps to clarify things, and have a great day!

- Tiffany

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Hi there,

I've escalated this issue to a technical specialist. You should hear an update soon.

Thanks for your patience,
Mini

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I "am lost" a bit with the structure of the new format of experiments since moved to Analytics. (I think that "basic" experiments should be kept with AdWords)

Anyway; have you tried checking with our colleagues at the Analytics forum? (I am sure they have the answer "off-hand")

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Hi stickleback, 

 

Thanks for posting in the Community!

 

I'm sorry to say that currently you are not able to choose to run a Content Experiment on a particular traffic source. You can, however, choose the percentage of your site visitors that you would like to be involved in the Content Experiment. 

 

I hope this helps to clarify things, and have a great day!

- Tiffany

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Yep - that's what I thought.

 

I guess the only way to do this is to run a specific landing page only for AdWords traffic and run the experiment using that as the "original" page.... pehaps a feature request?

 

Thanks

Re: Filtering traffic for Google Content Experiments

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Google Employee

That's definitely a great idea for a feature request. I'll be sure to pass that on to the appropriate team! 

 

- Tiffany

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Thanks Tiffany and sticklebax

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http://www.phillymarketinglabs.com/blog/google-analytics-content-experiments-only-for-adwords/

experiment code tweaked to catch only when refferer is adwords. ill give it a go now.

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