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I have a question about query strings I assign to my links and then captured by Google Analytics.  I noticed only in one occurrence Google identified my query string as when sorting by Region I was able to break down by Landing Page which included my query string.

The query in the url: http://mysite.com?myquery=individual

What I do is send an email, to each respondent is a query with a different string attached (whever it may be, 1, 2, 3, etc).

How can I add ?myquery=   - so that google captures it everytime.  I do not want to use Google assigned Queries, can I not use my own?

I specifically want to know if I can capture the entire link that is clicked in an email as a landing page, then cross analyse with specific demographics etc. within Google.

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Question by:FreshIntel
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by:David H.H.Lee
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Hi FreshIntel,
You can track your campaign URL using google URL builder, the result can be traceable in google analytic result.
http://support.google.com/googleanalytics/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=55578
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by:FreshIntel
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Thank you x_com,

The problem is this is not exactly what I need, and I was aware of this.  I am not tracking campaigns per se .

I need to track my own query string, I cannot modify the query.
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by:FreshIntel
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I  am testing something out now, I believe I have determined the issue.  It had to do with a script prior to the code.  I think it striped the query, and now am waiting to capture.

Thank you,
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David H.H.Lee earned 2000 total points
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FreshIntel,
You can trace your custom query code here:
http://support.google.com/googleanalytics/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=98222

Also, you can refer the tracking querystring problem as shared in this topic:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6754982/tracking-hashtags-querystrings-in-ga
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