I have a problem with tagged traffic from one social network (odnoklassniki.ru).

All links in our latest posts are tagged and shortened by URL shortener of odnoklassniki (shortened link looks like okey.link/jhlshG).

I can see incomming tagged traffic from this links in real time reports in GA, but on the next day I can't find any session from source / medium = ok / smm.

No filters set in property.

I found the only one assumption: redirect from HTTPS to HTTP can cause this problem. Actually there are three redirects (HTTP -> HTTPS -> HTTP). But as far as I know it only applies to referer loss problem, not to ignoring utm tags (they passed correctly). And referer does not get lost in my case.

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Did anyone face such problem?

  • Whether URL parameters (utm tags) get lost during a redirect is dependent on how the redirect is constructed. (But why two redirects?) If you can see the correct incoming traffic in real time then it would seem nothing is being lost? – MrWhite Feb 20 '16 at 9:37
  • Shortened links redirect 2 times. It is social network settings, i can change nothing about it. I use http sniffer to track redirections. I cann't find traffic in regular report in GA, so all is being lost. ) – SoWaR Feb 20 '16 at 9:42
  • Can you post the code that does the redirects? There is probably a line in your .htacess file. – Stephen Ostermiller Feb 20 '16 at 9:42
  • You can test link okey.link/39iU8 And as i said final link on landing page has all utm i need, but GA ignore them in regular reports but take them in real time report. – SoWaR Feb 20 '16 at 9:45
  • There could be a filter changing the campaign related dimensions. Try looking at the real-time Traffic Sources report in a View that has no filters. – Stephen Brown Feb 20 '16 at 20:11

In your Google Analytics configuration, have you allowed manual UTM parameters to override auto-tagging?

You can find this option in the Property settings.

  • No, but problem is not about AdWords auto tagging. Odnoklassniki is absolutely different system. For now we're trying to put normal html link in posts, but it's problem too. – SoWaR May 24 '16 at 21:22
  • Another follow-up, if you just want to track from that one site, why not use Custom Groupings? – Prasad Ajinkya Jun 22 '16 at 11:04
  • I lose important information due to tag ignorance. Custom groupings can do nothing about it. – SoWaR Jun 28 '16 at 21:03

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