Best practices - 3.3. Using system query parameters

Background

This article outlines the best practice use of system query parameters.

System query parameters

System query parameters (s and smeta_*) should be used for system generated input such as parameters injected in hook scripts, or via drop downs in web forms.

System query parameters should be used because:

  • They won’t appear within the analytics (usually as very confusing queries specified in the Funnelback query language).

  • Transformations such as synonym expansion won’t apply to system query parameters.

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