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Using # character in a URL with URL Builder

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Hi, 

 

I'm looking for a way to use a link with an anchor with the URL builder. Does this character need to be escaped? How would I do that? 

The link would be .../#careers

 

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Using # character in a URL with URL Builder

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No this fine because if this (#) appears before UTM parameters in the URL, then the UTM parameters aren't tracked.

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If you're using a URL builder tool ( https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1033867 ) you don't need to do anything special - just paste your full URL with anchor.

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Hi Tomasz,

I just gave it a try and it moves the anchor portion to the very end. Is it likely just a glitch with the builder tool?

ex: http://www.MYWEBSITE.COM/?utm_source=SOURCE&utm_medium=link&utm_content=CONTENT&utm_campaign=CAMPAIG...
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No this fine because if this (#) appears before UTM parameters in the URL, then the UTM parameters aren't tracked.

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This is correct and will work for sure.

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Thanks! It worked!