Why was my add URL shortened?

In order to protect your privacy, browsers like Google Chrome default to sending a shortened version of the URL where a subscriber signs up to a mailing list. This is referred to as an add URL. For an in-depth technical writeup of what changed, visit Google's developer page.

To serve as an example, consider having a sign up form published on the following website:


Subscribers that sign up through a form on this site may only have the following add URL captured and displayed within your AWeber account:


Since this information can be very helpful in informing your marketing decisions, you may want to make sure the full add URL is always collected so that you can reference it as needed.

Add a Meta Tag

In order to instruct your website to include the full add URL with the rest of the subscriber information that is passed to your AWeber account, you'll need to add the following meta tag above the closing </head> tag of your page.

<meta name=“referrer” content=“no-referrer-when-downgrade”>

Once this is added to your page, the full add URL will be captured and displayed for reference.

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