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Strange adwords question.

Discussion in 'Adwords' started by fatboy, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. fatboy

    fatboy Elite Member

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    As I have asked a slightly strange question in the email marketing forum, thought I would add one here.

    Having never used Adwords, I wondered what kind of referrer do you see in your web server logs when someone clicks one of your Adword ads?

    Could anyone show me an example of what they see as a referrer - it would be much appreciated.

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  2. ddawg0169

    ddawg0169 Newbie

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    Here's a couple I pulled from my logs. I've replaced the actual query string (what follows the "q") with dummy text. Why these 2 have different parameters attached after the query string...I have no clue. The first one is geo targeted so those parameters make sense, but for instance why one of them has "ie=UTF-8" and the other doesn't...obama voodoo?

    1)"http://www.google.com/search?q=NOTREAL&gcs=wichita&gr=us-ks&sourceid=navclient&gl=us&ie=UTF-8"

    2)"http://www.google.com/search?q=NOTREAL&vss=1&safe=vss&sa=Search"
     
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  3. fatboy

    fatboy Elite Member

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    Cheers fella - most useful!