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URLs with extra parameters appear as separate pages

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Hello,

 

In my GA reports, URLs appear with unknown parameters, and GA reports them as separate pages. Filtering these parameters seems would have little effect because they often vary.

 

Example: http://mywebsite.pdf;aHNlcy4yNzI2OQ==

 

Example 2: http://mywebsite?j=287669&e=ktout@childtrends.org&l=329_html&u=11448912&mid=7200908&jb=1

 

The endings above [";aHNlcy4yNzI2OQ==] and  [?j=287669&e=ktout@childtrends.org&l=329_html&u=11448912&mid=7200908&jb=1] represent the unknown parameters.Yet, these links work and connect to the corresponding "http://mywebsite" page without the unknown parameters.

 

I appreciate any insights that you can provide regarding fixes for this issue.

 

Re: URLs with extra parameters appear as separate pages

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Go to Admin > View settings and enter every parameter you want to exclude into "Exclude URL Query Parameters" field.

For this url: http://mywebsite?j=287669&e=ktout@childtrends.org&l=329_html&u=11448912&mid=7200908&jb=1
you can add this:
j,e,l,u,mid,jb

Re: URLs with extra parameters appear as separate pages

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Useful input--I'm familiar with excluding specific URL parameters. Yet, I'm wondering if Google provides a means to universally get rid of the extra parameter without excluding each separately as you have described.