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If a user visits (w/ &utm_ values) and REVISITS with new &utm_ values, do new overwrite old?

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If a user visits OUrSite.com&utm_source=ORIGINAL

 

And then, say, signs up for our newsletter and clicks a link it it (in a few days, before the cookie from above expires) and goes to:

OurSite.com&utm_source=NEWSLETTER

And let's assume this is non-paid traffic for both. (The rules for Precedence are that Paid overwrites unpaid or previous Paid). But does not mention whether non-paid overwrites non-paid.

 

Will GoogleAnalytics show that second visit source as Newsletter or Original?

 

And if it's Original, is there anyway to FORCE it to accept the new one?

 

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Re: If a user visits (w/ &utm_ values) and REVISITS with new &utm_ values, do new overwrit

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Hi,

GA will report the first session as Original and the subsequent session as Newsletter.

Here is the processing order of traffic in GA for further reference -
https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6205762?hl=en#flowchart


Kind regards,
Zorin
Web analyst @ escapestudio.net