What are UTM parameters?
UTM parameters, short for Urchin Tracking Module parameters, are tags added to a URL to
track and analyze the performance of marketing campaigns. They provide detailed information about the
source, medium, campaign, term, and content of a URL.
Which UTM parameters are commonly used?
The most common UTM parameters are:
utm_source: Identifies the source of the traffic (e.g., google, newsletter).
utm_medium: Specifies the marketing medium (e.g., cpc, email, social).
utm_campaign: Indicates the specific campaign name.
utm_term: Used for tracking keywords in paid search.
utm_content: Helps differentiate ads or links that point to the same URL.
Why should I use UTM parameters?
UTM parameters allow you to track the effectiveness of your marketing efforts. By adding
these tags to your URLs, you can analyze which campaigns, sources, or mediums drive the most traffic and
conversions. This data is crucial for optimizing your marketing strategy.
Is it necessary to use all UTM parameters?
No, it's not mandatory to use all UTM parameters. The essential parameters are
'utm_source', 'utm_medium', and 'utm_campaign'. Including additional parameters like 'utm_term' and
'utm_content' provides more granular insights, especially for paid search and A/B testing.
Should I use lowercase or uppercase letters in UTM parameters?
It's generally recommended to use lowercase letters for UTM parameters. While they are
case-insensitive, using lowercase ensures consistency in your tracking data. Many analytics platforms
automatically convert UTM parameters to lowercase.