UTM Code Generator (Add Parameters in Bulk)
Add multiple UTM parameters to multiple Campaign URLs in seconds. Don’t forget to bookmark and share this page!
|Campaign Source (Required)||Traffic source|
|Campaign Medium (Required)||Referrer medium|
|Campaign Name (Optional)||Marketing campaign|
|Campaign Term (Optional)||Paid search keywords|
|Campaign Content (Optional)||Advertisement material|
How To Use This UTM Code Generator
Add UTM parameters to multiple URLs in seconds. No need to process a URL one by one. Paste URLs and the tool adds UTM parameters in bulk. Copy the URL list then paste it to your custom spreadsheets.
This is free and no required browser installations. No need to export the results because this UTM code generator avoids spreadsheet headaches. Get granular with your UTM tracking with ease.
The result table is tab-separated values. This means when copied and pasted on your custom spreadsheet, the values are in different cells already. This avoids manual work and you can build marketing reports faster.
– Add one input per line.
– Generate UTM codes in bulk to multiple URLs.
– Replace spaces with underscores, hyphens or plus.
– Option to change characters into lowercase.
– Copy URL or entire table to clipboard.
– No URL shortener support.
– No integrations to other third-party tools.
– No export to a spreadsheet file.
– No URL-encoding like
– No support for URL fragments or
History of UTM Tracking
UTM means Urchin Tracking Module (or Urchin Traffic Monitor). Why the name Urchin? The company that created Google Analytics (before Google acquired it) was called Urchin.
In 1997, Urchin was a software company that specializes in web statistics. This year is around the same year Google was invented.
In 2002, Urchin introduced the UTMs to get more out of the web statistics.
In 2005, Google acquired the Urchin company and renamed the software tool into Google Analytics. UTM tagging has been here ever since.
What Are UTM Parameters?
UTM tracking is a method to track and tag campaigns through the URL (Uniform Resource Locator). UTM parameters are URL query strings that assign specific values.
UTM parameters enable you to add custom queries and naming to your reports. These UTM parameters are used in Google Analytics reports. But, they are also used by other marketing analytics tools.
UTMs are parameters added after URLs. This to track marketing campaigns like Facebook or email. This helps analysts collect data and create marketing reports.
This is a URL:
This is a URL with UTM parameters:
The red color is the UTM. This information is passed along when a user lands on the website. Then Google Analytics see these parameters and record the information to its reports.
Key-Value Pairs of UTM Parameters
UTM codes are key-value pairs. The key is the UTM naming (utm_source or utm_medium). The value is the marketing campaign you add (facebook or christmas_sale).
|utm_source||google, facebook, twitter|
|utm_medium||cpc, email, newsletter|
|utm_term||shoes, shirts, dress|
Source – The source of the traffic or referrer.
Medium – The medium of the traffic or referrer.
Campaign – The campaign name of the traffic or referrer.
Term – The keyword term of the traffic or referrer. This is for paid search campaigns like Bing Ads.
Content – The ad creative of the traffic or referrer.
The ‘keys’ of the UTM codes are fixed. These shouldn’t change. If you decide to use a UTM key, the spelling and name should be exact. For example, ‘utm_source’ should be the same 100% when adding it to the campaign URL.
Since this is a pair, a ‘value’ should be added with the ‘key’, hence a ‘key-value’ pair. Knowing a little bit of code can help you understand this concept.
The ‘value’ of the UTM codes CAN change. It’s whatever name you wish. For example, if you use ‘utm_source’, you can add ‘facebook’ as a value. In the end, the UTM code is utm_source=facebook. This parameter is added to the end of the campaign URL.
How To Use UTM Parameters
UTM tracking dictates the names of the traffic sources in Google Analytics. UTM tracking translates to the Source / Medium reports as a start. Other web analytics tools use this but Google Analytics is the example below. Note that this is Universal Analytics (UA-XXXXXXXX-X), not Google Analytics 4.
Go to Acquisition > All Traffic > Source / Medium
The UTM parameters become Dimensions in Google Analytics.
Source is the
utm_source key parameter
Medium is the
utm_medium key parameter.
Campaign is the
utm_campaign key parameter.
Keyword is the
utm_term key parameter.
Ad Content is the
utm_content key parameter.
If you use all the UTM tags to your campaign URL, all five Dimensions populate.
Add the appropriate ‘Secondary dimension’ depending on your needs. You should see a button to add a second dimension. You can search either ‘Source ‘, ‘Medium’, ‘Campaign’, ‘Keyword’, or ‘Ad Content’. Or you click the tabs for ‘Primary Dimension.
Segmenting Google Analytics for data analysis is the reason for UTMs. An important thing to note about UTM tags is to never use them for internal link tracking. Adding them for internal links will bloat the self-referral traffic under the Source / Medium dashboard.
When To Use UTM Parameters
UTM parameters are useful when tracking non-Google channels like email campaigns. When setting up email campaigns, you can add the UTM parameters with the custom name. Heck, you can use UTMs on your email signatures.
Use UTM tagging as well in social media through tools like Linktree and Linkin.bio. Add URLs with UTM codes on your Linktree and Linkin.bio profile. Track these if you choose to have your audience go to your website. Then you can analyze your audience engagement in Google Analytics.
It’s possible to name UTM codes in whatever way you wish. There are no hard rules on how to name your UTM-ed campaigns. But, there are best practices and things to consider when tagging campaigns.
UTM Parameters Best Practices and Tips
UTM tagging comes with best practices such as naming for Google Analytics reports. This is to avoid mix-ups. The rule of thumb is to always stay consistent.
The naming convention should always match the campaign for consistency. So, you don’t have to go back and figure out what campaign the UTM was for.
1 – Use lowercase
Google Analytics is case sensitive and doesn’t aggregate data based on character. If you have two ‘Sources’, one is ‘Facebook’ and one is ‘facebook’, Google Analytics reports them separately. Here’s a screenshot.
The UTM code generator gives an option NOT to convert to lowercase in case your campaigns use this naming convention. But, it’s always recommended to use lowercase.
2 – Use underscores or hyphens for spaces
Use underscores or hyphens for naming conventions. As mentioned, it’s up to you how to name your tracking. The most important thing is to stay consistent and simple. Make the URLs and UTM tracking clean as much as possible.
Add plus symbols in the input fields and the UTM generator creates a URL with plus symbols. But the symbols translate into spaces in Google Analytics reports. Google Analytics is bizarre that when the URL with UTM tagging contains the plus symbols. The naming becomes a space once the data reports to GA.