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December 11, 2012 at 2:33 pm #4554
As a newbie, I have two urgent questions that I am hoping I can get assistance on:
1. I've been "rss-ing out my feeds" for postings on my blog - http://www.AmericanAdAgencies.com/blog and they're getting indexed by Google. When I locate them on Google, and click on the link, the link shows up as "http://www.americanadagencies.com/blog/email-game-new-business/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=email-game-new-business" Is that normal. It sure looks like hell and would love to have it changed.
2. My blog is my sub page of http://www.americanadagencies.com. Can I change the name of the sub page "blog" to something else withough disturbing the overall blog site. I know previous posts will be affected but I think I can 301 direct them.
Thanks so much,
JoelDecember 11, 2012 at 10:41 pm #4617
Your first issue appears to be a rel=cannonical problem. Install WordPress SEO by Yoast and these links should gradually fall out of the index.
The second issue can be easily fixed. Just use this guide from the codex:
Editing the .htaccess file using redirectmatch or mod_rewrite should be fairly straight forward, but if you have any issues setting it up manually you can use this plugin:
December 11, 2012 at 10:42 pm #4618zigMember
I had a client that had this same issue.
Check out this page and see if the answer works for you.:
http://www.mydigitallife.info/remove-and-disable-google-analytics-tags-utm_source-utm_medium-in-feedburner-url/December 11, 2012 at 10:54 pm #4623
I checked out the code on your site quickly and I noticed that you are already running Yoast's plugin but you don't seem to have the sitemap feature turned on. Make sure you enable it.
Those additional tracking tags in the RSS link url appear to be appended by another plugin, possibly the Yoast Google Analytics plugin. Check the settings of that plugin and any others you have installed to see if you can disable the additional tracking snippets.
If you're not already, make sure you also use Google Webmaster tools and track any errors and issues through there as well.
December 12, 2012 at 7:07 am #4683
Thanks FAT Media & Zig for your help. Here are answers to your suggestions:
1. FAT Media: I do have Yoasts plugin and the sitemap feature has always been enabled. Additionally, I have now disabled the Yoast G/A plugin that's part of Yoast SEO. As you noted, "Check the settings of that plugin and any others you have installed to see if you can disable the additional tracking snippets" ... I couldn't find anything that was related to tracking snippets.
2. Zig: Checked my Feedburner account and the box you mentioned has always been unticked.December 12, 2012 at 1:22 pm #4755
Still trying to get this solved. Any help would be appreciated.
JoelDecember 12, 2012 at 3:16 pm #4776
Well, I'm not sure what I did to change it, but my latest post came out clean - http://www.americanadagencies.com/blog/ad-agency-new-business-surprise/ -- without the UTM garbage. I'll test it again by re-activating SEO Yost G/A and see if that was it.
Thanks all for your help.
JoelDecember 12, 2012 at 5:02 pm #4795
I'm pretty sure the Google Analytics plugin is the culprit here. There should be an option in it somewhere to turn off the additional tracking snippets for the RSS feed.
In all reality, as long as you're using the rel=canonical tag correctly, which you appear to be, I don't think it's going to be much of an issue to have those RSS links tagged like that anyway.
December 12, 2012 at 5:46 pm #4801Bill MurrayMember
@jcohen, WordPress SEO and Google Analytics for WordPress are 2 different plugins by the same author. The first is for SEO settings, the 2nd is to add/manage Google Analytics to your blog.
Your problem is likely caused because you have a bad setting in Google Analytics. Open your feed in a new browser tab and you'll see the URL's that trouble you. Visit the settings page for that plugin, find the Advanced Settings metabox, and uncheck Tag links in RSS feed with campaign variables. Save your GA settings. Refresh your browser tab containing the feed. Your problem should have been fixed.
Hope that helps.
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We do managed WordPress hosting.December 12, 2012 at 6:00 pm #4802
Thanks so much. I've re-activated G/A and unchecked the box mentioned. Will try this with a post tomorrow.
Again, appreciated your help.
JoelDecember 12, 2012 at 7:53 pm #4832Bill MurrayMember
Great, but you don't need to wait until tomorrow. Here is your feed. http://www.americanadagencies.com/blog/feed/
Mouse over any link, including the one in your original post and you'll notice the campaign variables are gone.
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We do managed WordPress hosting.December 13, 2012 at 11:26 am #4996
Thanks so much. Truly appreciate it.
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