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My Google Analytics is catching a number of URLs where there is a unique GET parameter.

It also catches URLs like /pay and /pay/.

Is there any way I can get it to clean up the data and just see tidy page views?

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If you got to the page with /pay does it load or redirect to /pay/?

When editing your profile you can tell GA to exclude some query parameters

To force GA to skip certain query string parameters when processing we enter the unwanted parameters in the ‘Exclude URL Query Parameters:’ filed in the ‘Main Website Profile Information’ section.

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Both /pay and /pay/ show the same content. Will try the Exclude settings. –  cjk Jul 19 '12 at 8:38
    
There are also advanced filters which you can use in Analytics –  Anagio Jul 20 '12 at 19:06
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Be careful with trailing slashes, as /pay and /pay/ will be treated as two different pages and you may be penalized for duplicate content.

I think the issue is more about tidying up the URLs to make sure there is a trailing slash.

Add the following code to your .htaccess file to add a trailing slash to all URLs. It is also useful to include a canonical link on all of your pages to help eliminate potential duplicate issues.

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !(\.[a-zA-Z0-9]{1,5}|/)$
RewriteRule (.*)([^/])$ http://example.org/$1$2/ [R=301,L]
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