If I have a link to a page in addition to that same page with customized GET params, it seems link counting for the GET-parameterized versions get folded into the bare URL. For example, I can link to Google’s search page or to a specfic search term or two. I would count those links as all very distinct. It seems that — at least on our site, at least for a different webpage — clicks on the
?q= links count as clicks onto the non-parameterized URL and none of the parameterized versions show a click counter (not even a unified one as another link to the base URL does).
This post is something of a trial of a MWE; If you’re reading this please try clicking on some of the links above. I’m curious if this the behavior we’re seeing on our site.