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As John says, this is fake traffic known as "referral spam". This morning I had about 80% of my "traffic" coming from this same domain. Rest assured, you are not paying Google for these clicks. The basic idea behind referral spam is that some hosts will publish their logs or Analytics data publicly, thus creating links and/or text references to their ...


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Google Analytics now has a Referral Exclusion List. Select your property, go to Admin, then Tracking Info, then Referral Exclusion List. I just started using this feature to block 4webmasters and some other particularly annoying referral spammers, and it does appear to be working.


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I've got the same from lots of spam referral doamins and I want to share a PHP code that you may include in your header.php or something else. With this code you can redirect the spam domain to itself. <?php $spams = array ( "hardcore.anzwers.net", "femmesdenudees.com", "villagedusexe.com", ...


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This is been asked in at least threads in the Google Adwords help forums. 1, 2, 3. The most helpful post in all of that is from sharepower: the only way to do it, it to create a new gmail account. Give this account admin access to Adwords. Only then will you be able to remove from MCC. Once removed from MCC, the Adwords account can be cancelled. I ...


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If you would like to see what words the user used to trigger your ads. Under the keywords tab, use the checkbox to select the keyword, then press details and click "search terms" "selected"


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This is in reference to the Action tab inside the Events dialog. Take a look at this picture: Don't use those settings and you should be in the clear. This is straight from GWD team member: In the Events dialog of GWD, there is Google Ad section in the Action tab. Some of the items don't work with AdWords environment such as timer. Also if you set ...


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You can do this with data segmentation in Google Analytics. Go to +Add New Segement and select paid customers, then browse under the behaviour path for the funnels. You can customise segments as well based on other criteria to get more insights. However, this would just be broad overview for segmented paid traffic. The real useful data comes from ...


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First some Google Analytics terms: Campaigns - The source of paid traffic (such as PPC). Goals - Conversion events To get Google Analytics to attribute conversions to your PPC traffic you need to configure Google Analytics for both campaigns and goals. Campaigns Use the Google Analytics URL builder to build inbound URLs for all your paid traffic. ...


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Google AdWords will block you if you try to use someone's trademark. And you can do exactly the same. Trademark your product. There are many companies who perform this service professionally. Don't attempt to do it by yourself. Fill the Trademark Complain Form on Google. You will be the only one who can advertise your own trademark. Enjoy the prices as no ...


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I think you have made a big mistake. What you are most likely seeing is finally the result of a cleverly run AdWords campaign. The suspicious words +very +best +product that you dislike are almost definitely the keywords used in the AdGroup. They are known as Broad Match Modifiers and bascially they dictate that all the words marked with + must be present ...


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First, lets define what 100% bounce rate is: Bounce rate of 100% means the person who clicked on your ad only visited the target landing page and did not go to any other page or perform any other actions. So people are visiting your site but they are not engaging with the landing page. This is very common and the only way to improve is to optimize your ...


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There is a chance that the keywords you are targeting are also catching people who are searching for them in another context. They then click your ad, see the contents have no relevancy to them, and leave. In Google Analytics, go to Acquisition > AdWords> Search Queries. Here you can see what people are searching that brings up your ads. You could find the ...


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Bidding wars.... working as intended There is nothing you can do, Google's aim is to make as much buck as possible and their bidding system is designed to drive up the price of adverts. Therefor their current design model is working as intended and there's not much you can do on broad keyword searches. Using Google Adwords is all about your profit margins ...


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Geo targeting in AdWords generally includes not just people that are actually in your targeted location but also people that: Search for your targeted location View pages in your targeted location If you target to the United States, you may end up advertising to people that view US websites from out of the country. This behavior of targeting can be ...


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Impossible to back up however we've had experience with what seem like two identical campaigns in different accounts, one which has been around for several years but plagued with bad quality score ads and the other account fairly new. The bids for the old account for the same keywords were more expensive; supporting the theory that there is an underlying ...


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While I'm not sure I understand every detail of your question (what do you mean by spending report? E-Commerce section of GA? Custom report?), this sounds like sth. that should be fairly easy to implement. But you should probably ask yourself: Is it helpful? Is a long visit duration a better one or just one where the user needed longer to understand your ...


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The effect shouldn't be grave. AdWords QS is mainly related to CTR%, i.e. everything that happens before someone visits the site. Onsite optimization primarily improves your Conversion rates, not your QS. Still, there could be a positive effect, since Google also checks for what they call Quality of the landing page, which is related to unique content, ...


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Here are some tricks that I have learned to increase click through rate and AdWords quality score: Use the keyword in your ad. This gets an instance of bold text into the ad which catches the eye more easily Use numbers instead of superlatives. People get turned off by "Best accounting software" but might be more receptive too "80% more usable" or ...


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When Google doesn't have enough information about a particular keyword, they estimate the quality score for it based on other factors including the quality score you have established for other keywords. This ends up being a kind of quality score for your entire account. Their quality score help page makes some reference to this pratice: To determine ...


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Yes. The goal will be recorded after: 1) creating a goal :) 2) completion of goal needs to fulfill condition e.g visit a specified page from specified source (adwords campaign?)


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There is no need for a custom report as suggested by that answer on StackOverflow. There is a report that does exactly what you want: In the left hand list of reports, navigate to: Acquisition Keywords Paid This report lists your keywords. By default it shows 10 but you can use the "Show rows" drop down to show up to 5000 of them at a time. Your goal ...


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Yes you can target the specific website but it works on Display Network ads campaign only . so if you want to target image or flash related ads you can choose any website that are related to your business. if you use the display network campaign there is a one option. that is Placements in this placement tag you can specify individual website


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I think that your "problem" is different type of attribution. Google Analytics uses last-click attribution, AdWords prefers first-click. So... if your client ever clicked an campaign ad created in AdWords and make a transaction in another session, it will be counted in AdWords as "adwords conversion". But in Google Analytics it will be conversion from that ...


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I find that the Goals system in Analytics is not as reliable as we wanted. Same thing happen to other features and that is mainly because of the source of the tracking used by Google: Javascript. This means that the Code needs to be fired up in order to count as a Goal and depending on the user's security settings or device, that might not happen from time ...


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Google's review extensions policies indicates that the reviews must be hosted in their original location: The following types of reviews are prohibited: Second-hand reporting (rather than directly linking to source) Using reviews that have been copied to your own site would not be allowed under this policy.


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Gooogle Analytics can show you the performance by product if each your your products is on its own page. All you need to do is set the secondary dimension of your campaign report to "Landing Page". Then Google Analytics will break out your campaign by which page the visitor landed on when they came to your site: It will even show you your goal metrics ...


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Adwords conversion tracking tracks conversions of Adwords, that can be seen on the Adwords platform. But it doesn't mean that you don't want to see these goals on Google Analytics as well. Anyhow, In your case you indeed have to use Google Analytics and track conversions as goals, and those will get conversion of visitors from Adwords as well as of any other ...


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Your landing URL from your campaign is not ideal for Google Analytics tracking. I would recommend using the Google Analytics URL builder to add parameters to the URL. Specifically source=CPC would become utm_source=CPC. Google Analytics also likes it when you have other fields like the campaign name. When this tracking is in place, your campaign ...


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I've had this problem myself. The only solution appears to be to create a separate Google account. Google does have the AdWords My Client Center that can be used to manage multiple AdWords accounts, but you can only sign up for it if you don't already have an AdWords account. I use my browser's private browsing features to sign into the separate ...


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Google has a help document that explains what the multiply keyword lists does: Save the time of manually combining keywords by multiplying two or more lists of keywords. Then, get historical statistics or traffic forecasts for the new list of combined keywords. Example Let's say you're advertising a chain of luxury resorts. You might have one ...



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