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Filtering Out Duplicate URL's

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Hello,

 

Trying to figure out how to exclude redundant URL's in reports:

 

Example (in red):

/main/search-jobs.aspx

/main/search-jobs.aspx?srcaud=main

 

(in green):

/main/careers.aspx

/main/careers.aspx?srcaud=main

 

There are many more ... any help is greatly appreciated!

 

JC

 

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August 2016

Re: Filtering Out Duplicate URL's

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Hi,

If you don't want to see an url parameter in the reports you need to add it to the Exclude URL Query Parameters fields in Admin -> View -> View Settings. If you have more parameters, you need to add them as a comma separated list.

In your case you need to add "srcaud" to the field. Check the document below about this setting.

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1010249?hl=en

Hope this helps.

Arnold Majlath, Google Analytics Top Contributor
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Re: Filtering Out Duplicate URL's

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Arnold,

I realize that this probably not the way I should go. My issues is, if I exclude "srcaud" from my future reports, I will be missing a large chuck of data. Is there a way to "combine" these duplicate URL's, i.e. /main/search-jobs.aspx & /main/search-jobs.aspx?srcaud=main ...? So that they register as one URL, i.e.: /main/search-jobs.aspx

Your help is greatly appreciated.

James

Re: Filtering Out Duplicate URL's

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Rising Star
Hey James,

That's exactly what @Arnold M has given you. Excluding the query param does not throw out the page view but rather, removes the param from the URI so pageviews for /main/search-jobs.aspx?srcaud=main will now show as (and be aggregated with) /main/search-jobs.aspx. In other words if you previously would have had 10 pageviews in each, now you will have one page with 20 pageviews.

Best,

Theo Bennett
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Great ... thanks a bunch Theo (and Arnold).

James