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Old 24th September 2015, 07:13 AM   #1
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Hi,

I would like to know whether google treats the campaign tagged URL of any webpage as the original URL of the same page.

Literally transformed,

Are the URL's: yoursite.com/about_us/utm_content_source_mail
&
yoursite.com/about_us/

treated as the same ones by google?

Thanks in Advance.

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I'm not Google, so I can't say for sure... but my gut feeling is: no, because they're different URLs.

Why do you ask?

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Old 29th September 2015, 12:05 AM   #3
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Hi,

I would like to know whether google treats the campaign tagged URL of any webpage as the original URL of the same page.

Literally transformed,

Are the URL's: yoursite.com/about_us/utm_content_source_mail
&
yoursite.com/about_us/

treated as the same ones by google?

Thanks in Advance.
Both url are different and Google will treat both as two webpages. If you create redirect then one page will be open but Google will treat as two different pages.

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Old 29th September 2015, 01:49 AM   #4
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I'm not Google, so I can't say for sure... but my gut feeling is: no, because they're different URLs.

Why do you ask?

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Im planning to implement goal tracking for one of my clients, so I would like to track the visits from an email and subsequent registration as a goal.

It would be like this First step-> visit from a tagged URL-> second step-> registration page->third step-> thank you page.

While setting the goal funnel for the above, I would like to enter the tagged URL as the landing page or first page in the funnel followed by the "Required" option in GA.

But as you can guess, there can be registrations through the same path even when a person visits the site directly or from any other source other than the emails. So i want to exclude these registrations and if GA is smart enough to consider the tagged and the original URL as separate ones, I'd be able to get a more refined report.

Hope you understand.

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Old 29th September 2015, 01:50 AM   #5
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Both url are different and Google will treat both as two webpages. If you create redirect then one page will be open but Google will treat as two different pages.
Thanks for the info

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