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Trigger Google campaign link via cron job

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This might sound like a silly question, but I'm stuck here: I want to trigger a campaign link via a cron job. The idea behind that: I want to test how accurate Analytics is. We have some trouble with price search engines. They regularily charge us 50 to 100% more clicks compared to the Analytics data. So, I tried it with a cron job like this: domain.com/google-cron.php?utm_source=web&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=blank-per-hour.

 

However, this does not work. Analytics counts the campaign if clicked, say, in an email, but not via the cron job.

 

Any idea how to set up this task automatically? It could easily be done manually, but I would prefer the automatic solution.

 

Thank you!

Trigger Google campaign link via cron job

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Ok, am I the only one who wants to test the accuracy of the campaign tracking?