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Sessions + Clicks Issues due to GCLID

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I recently linked my adwords account to google analytics and the sessions and clicks are wildly different.  I realize they are different metrics but at times the sessions are zero while clicks are greater than zero.


Additionally, Google Analytics alerted me that some gclids are being truncated but I cannot figure out why.  The site  doesn't have redirects so not sure what else would cause this.


Any help would be appreciated.




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Sessions + Clicks Issues due to GCLID

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You can get truncated gclid errors from copy/paste errors if people are sharing your URL.  


There are multiple reasons for session/click mismatches.  Google provides a detailed explanation here:




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