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why does destination URL is being added with this characters: cknc=1&

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hi,

 

i have a specific ad i've created with the following destination url:

go.usagc.org/visit/?r=0.20885&bta=20885&utm_campaign=Green_Card_Switzerland_Search&utm_content=Green_Card_Exact&utm_creative=2180&landingpage=http://html.usagc.org/pages/google/landingpage_eng.html

 

but when i click on it it add this characters at the end of the string: cknc=1&

 

http://html.usagc.org/pages/google/landingpage_eng.html?r=0.20885&bta=20885&utm_campaign=Green_Card_...

 

why is that?

 

thanks.

 

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Accepted by topic author nf7588
September 2015

Re: why does destination URL is being added with this characters: cknc

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It looks as though the ads have been manually tagged to tag the campaign that is driving this traffic to your website. That's what the data after the ".html" is--manual tagging code.


Theresa
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Re: why does destination URL is being added with this characters: cknc

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# 3
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Hi nf7588,

 

That is strange. I have not seen this happen. I did a search for cknc=1. All I found was this post. The cknc=1 part wouldn't concern me much, the trailing ampersand (&) is the curious part. Is it hindering parsing of the query string?

 

Best of Luck!

 

Pete

 

petebardo -- Deadhead doing AdWords

Re: why does destination URL is being added with this characters: cknc

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OK 

i can see that the "Auto Tagging under My account > Preferences > Tracking  -  is checked.

but is this a regular tag? "cknc.." 

Re: why does destination URL is being added with this characters: cknc

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OK sorry! i found out that it was from our client tracking system.. sorry, thanks for the reply!