GCLID Issue - weird...

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Last Post: May 7, 2019   (RSS)

By theclicklab - May 6, 2019

Just came across this where we are getting 418 errors with google adwords tracking e.g:

https://www.sailconnections.com/destinations/south-pacific/new-caledonia/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMInfeJ6oKI4gIVExWPCh0RnQ0XEAAYASAAEgKpkfD_BwE

but if I strip off some of the code it works:

https://www.sailconnections.com/destinations/south-pacific/new-caledonia/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMInfeJ6oKI4gIVExWPCh0RnQ0XE

Any Idea why that might be the case?

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By daniel - May 7, 2019

Hi theclicklab,

It looks like the URL is being filtered by your host's security settings. I narrowed down the offending portion of the gclid to "0XEAA" which resembles a hex code (https://www.sailconnections.com/destinations/south-pacific/new-caledonia/?gclid=0XEAA), which must be matching some filtering rule. Honestly, this seems like a bit of a fluke - if you're able to create a different gclid it's highly unlikely that another would trigger the filter. Or, if not, you may need to contact your host directly to see if they're able to relax the security settings or find some other remedy.

Hope that helps, let me know any questions!

Thanks,

Daniel
PHP Programmer
interactivetools.com