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Google Analytics Not tracking the campaign , campaign was started few weeks ago.

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Hi Following the campaign that i created, and i was assuming that it will be tracked by google analytics, but after few weeks its still not tracking the campaign, can any 1 let me know what to do?

 

http://www.traveldudes.org/taxonomy/term/3498/feed_continents?utm_source=google

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Google Analytics Not tracking the campaign , campaign was started few weeks ago.

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Hi Waqas,

 

utm_source, utm_medium and utm_campaign are all required.

 

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1033863?hl=en

 

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Theo Bennett

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Google Analytics Not tracking the campaign , campaign was started few weeks ago.

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Hi, @Theo Bennett  thanks for the answer, but as per this link 
https://ga-dev-tools.appspot.com/campaign-url-builder/
only utm_source is required, i have changed my URL as per your suggestion to something like this
http://www.traveldudes.org/taxonomy/term/3027/feed_continents?utm_source=custom_feeds&utm_medium=cus...
Is this a correct way? if so then will i be able to see it immediately in the google analytics?

Google Analytics Not tracking the campaign , campaign was started few weeks ago.

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Hi Waqas,

 

Your url http://www.traveldudes.org/taxonomy/term/3498/feed_continents is an xml page. Google Analytics will not track this page unless you have server side tracking for this.

 

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Güney

Google Analytics Not tracking the campaign , campaign was started few weeks ago.

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Hey @waqas k that is definitely a change in the documentation as they have always been required.  Basically what happens for attribution is GA will use the http referrer unless utm params or a GCLID  (AdWords) is present.  If present, they will use the utm params.  In your case, all you're doing is bucketing all your traffic to Google and medium, campaign, ad content, keyword would all show as (not set) because you have not set them.  If you look at what is showing as "google" traffic when you have source as your primary dimension, you can add in a secondary dimension of medium and your (not set) traffic will be that of your campaign. 

 

Bottomline, if they have in fact changed the requirement to exclude medium and campaign and the hit is processed, it's useless in the reports without these other params. 

 

Hope that make sense.  

 

Also what @Gny advised is relevant for this page - perhaps the page was just an example?  You have to have GA code firing in order to see any of it... that is if you can't track the page and see it in your normal content reports, the utm params won't matter.  

 

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Theo Bennett

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