Hiding Google Analytics Campaign Variables

July 6, 2009 1 Comment
Do you use a service like Google Analytics for viewing your website statistics? Are you keeping track of your inbound links using campaign variables (utm_source, utm_medium, utm_campaign)? I recently ran into a situation where Google search results were linking to URLs with my campaign variables in them. Not a good thing - it really messes up your stats by reporting Google searches as coming from another source! Not to mention causing duplicate copies of your content to appear in the search listings.