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Annoying 80 character upload limit when inserting many URLs.
bakedjake




msg:1139530
 7:12 pm on Dec 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

Anyone found a way around the annoying 80 character upload limit when doing the star-star syntax for adding new keywords?

I can have > 80 character URLs when I do them one by one, but not en masse... that seems silly.

 

AdWordsAdvisor




msg:1139531
 8:29 pm on Dec 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

Anyone found a way around the annoying 80 character upload limit when doing the star-star syntax for adding new keywords?

Bakedjake, here is one tip that may solve your problem, depending on what exactly you wish to do:

You may enter much longer URLs per keyword using the 'Edit CPCs/URLs' button at the Ad Group level, once the keywords are in your keyword list.

Honestly, I'm not sure for the reason for the character limit you've mentioned - I imagine it is a technical concern. However, I'll certainly bring up the ability to add '**1024characterlengthURL' as a feature request, in the report I'll be sending out later in the day.

AWA

bakedjake




msg:1139532
 8:35 pm on Dec 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thanks AWA, knew that, but the problem is I've got unique URLs per keyword, and I'd rather add them by copying and pasting instead of dropping them in 1 by 1. ;-)

Appreciate you passing the feedback on.

brightspark




msg:1139533
 9:55 pm on Dec 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

bakedjake,

I've managed to load up 158 char urls for 204 keyword url combinations. Just did a cut and paste from excel if that helps you out - phrase in column 1, ' ** ' in column 2 and the url in column 3. Give it a go and see if that helps.

AdWordsAdvisor




msg:1139534
 5:51 pm on Dec 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

Anyone found a way around the annoying 80 character upload limit when doing the star-star syntax for adding new keywords?

I've managed to load up 158 char urls for 204 keyword url combinations. Just did a cut and paste from excel if that helps you out - phrase in column 1, ' ** ' in column 2 and the url in column 3. Give it a go and see if that helps.

I have a little more info on this topic, based on brightspark's comment. One of the tech folks has done some looking into this, and he reports:

I've tested long URLs and got them to save just fine, but I also was able to reproduce the error message by inserting a return in the line.

So, if the KW, CPC, and URL are all on the same line, it should work fine. If advertisers are copying and pasting from a text editor, they need to make sure that it doesn't automatically wrap lines by inserting a return - the pasted text has to be very clean.

Hope this gives you something to work with bakedjake. And thanks, brightspark, for your info.

AWA

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