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Google Experiments Redirects Changing Original Referrers

Question asked by 8308 on Mar 11, 2013
Latest reply on Mar 19, 2013 by 8308
Is anyone else using Google Experiments with Marketo on their home page?  If so, are you noticing that it is redirecting externally referred page visits which Marketo then records as having originally came from the home page instead of the external site?

For example:
  •           Visitor clicks on organic Google link so original referrer should be "www.google.com/..."
  •           But the visitor is redirected causing first visit to record in Marketo with referrer url = "www.yourhomepage.com" and query parameter containing something like "utm_expid=3545964-24&utm_referrer=http://www.google.com/url?...."
  •           Thus original referrer is incorrectly recorded as "www.yourhomepage.com" instead of "www.google.com/..."
This is throwing off our lead source values.

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