Google Ads (GDN) Auto Tagging GCLID Being Stripped

Hi there, 

 

New to Shopify so sorry if this is a newb question.  

 

I've configured a Google Display Network Campaign that's driving traffic to one of my clients Shopify stores.

 

I have auto tagging enabled in my Google Ads accounts which let's Google Analytics see when hits are coming from Google Ads.  This is done by google appending a gclid query parameter to the URL before it gets sent over to the end destination (shopify store).  Trouble is that this seems to be being stripped or not working for some reason.  

 

I saw that my client has redirect all domains to this domain enabled and I'm worried that the parameter is being stripped on redirect.  Though I'm not certain this is the exact cause of the issue.  

 

I saw another post that I can't find anymore which indicated that I may just need to point the domain directly to the shopify store via DNS record but I don't have access to DNS yet (getting it friday) to test that theory.

 

I've never worked on a site where auto tagging didn't work out of the box so I'm thinking this is something Shopify specific and would love if anyone could point me in the right direction.

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Erwin-Sunhats
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BUMP BUMP

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Worldwandered
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How has this not been addressed at all by anyone! This is a huge issue. I don’t want to have to manually tag every campaign..

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APC_06484
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Has anyone found a solution to resolve this issue?  I am experiencing the same

 

Thanks in Advance

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zacc
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Same issue, any updates?

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APC_06484
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I've run into two sites experiencing the same issue..   I've been able to isolate the issue to coding in the theme template or app.   In both instances, I've been able to reach out to the theme developer or app developer and they've been able to implement a fix.   I am not sure if there is a snippet of code that can be added to handle issue in the future.   This starts to get into an area I am not familiar with.   I'd be interested in knowing If anyone does know of a way to fix this with a code modification.