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Losing UTM information in original referrer field because AdWords url is too long

Question asked by 34596 on Mar 11, 2014
Latest reply on Apr 20, 2015 by Lucho Soto
We've been able to set up tracking for a majority of our paid campaigns except for leads created through AdWords. Our smart campaigns are set up to assign source, medium, content and campaign information based on a lead's original referrer. Unfortunately, Marketo's original referrer field can only hold so many characters and the part of the string that contains our UTM information ends up being lopped off. Take for example this URL string:

http://www.google.com/aclk?sa=l&ai=CRFyb6MsfU8SdN4iG-gP2-4GgBqHB07cEkePQoaQB2ZfF4ScIABABKAJQsaXbQ2DJ9viGyKOgGaABxY-c7wPIAQGqBB9P0HLWM5a3gPoDKfuRODQZUDPV0e712JJTvw0J1UHXgAej8OMQkAcB&sig=AOD64_34SOtFrrYtN72ZGn5WH4x46PxfFw&rct=j&q=***&ved=0CCgQ0Qw&adurl=http://www.***.com/?utm_source%3Dgoogle%26utm_medium%3Dcpc%26utm_content%3DOne%2BHour%2BHR%26utm_campaign%3DSearch-Branded

As you can see, the tracking URL starts after the adurl parameter I've underlined above, and this typically doesn't make it into Marketo's Original Referrer field. Has anyone figured out a solution that allows you to preserve this entire URL? Thanks in advance for the response!

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