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Strange query string found in Analytics data

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Hello,

 

We're getting traffic to strange query strings on a site and I was wondering if someone could help me identify why this is happening. 

Examples:

 
/index.php?ver=2.0&eid=304-22862-12&did=12&pub=304&gid=256551&ctn=02084430909&ck=21b1d259dca1ab0330e5fc094c293d95&nw=d&kw=security&mt=&cr=48285007934
 
/index.php?ver=2.0&eid=304-22862-12&did=12&pub=304&gid=256536&ctn=02084430909&ck=341e506a3fc9b994b5c96d0a4d2e2703&nw=g&kw=+railings&mt=b&cr=48284983694
 
The source can be direct, from Google or from tpc.googlesyndication.com, which I assume is to do with display advertising but what about when the source is Google or direct?
 
Can anyone help?
 
Thanks in advance Smiley Happy
 
Jo

Strange query string found in Analytics data

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Strange query string found in Analytics data

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Hi,

Thanks for that link - I'll definitely look into it. 

But I'd still like to find out why these links are appearing.

 

Jo

 

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hi Joanna,

 

did you check the source of the link? selecting secondary dimension as source in your reports

 

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Hi Norman,

 

I said in the first post that the sources can be direct, from Google or from tpc.googlesyndication.com.

 

Jo

 

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I think it is because of Adwords.

 

https://www.webmasterworld.com/analytics/3551717.htm

 

If you see: http://certifiedknowledge.org/blog/using-adwords-dynamic-parameters-in-links/

 

then  nw=d&kw=security

 

nw will be network

kw will be keyword

 

 

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