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Inaccurate Display Url
moto




msg:1156960
 8:57 pm on Apr 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

I just received a note that one of my ads is disabled due to "inaccruate display url", and the description tells me that my display URL must reflect my website.

The product I am promoting as an affiliate has it's own website, and my display URL for the ad is an actual domain name I own, but which has no URL. Why is this not acceptable? Do I really need a website to promote other people's products?

I thought the display url could be just about anything.

 

Frequent




msg:1156961
 9:03 pm on Apr 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

No, you need to change the display URL to coincide with the page the user actually lands on.

Freq---

moto




msg:1156962
 9:43 pm on Apr 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

Ok, I understand now. But, does the url of the landing page have to be my own web page, or can it be a landing page of my affiliate sponsor?

inferno




msg:1156963
 10:32 pm on Apr 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

i dunno to be honest, i do little to no affiliate work, so i never bothered to read the rules.

AdWordsAdvisor




msg:1156964
 12:19 am on Apr 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

Ok, I understand now. But, does the url of the landing page have to be my own web page, or can it be a landing page of my affiliate sponsor?

moto, I hope the info linked to below, from the AdWords Help Center, will answer your questions.

What is Google's affiliate advertising policy?
[adwords.google.com...]

AWA

moto




msg:1156965
 5:49 am on Apr 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

AWA - it helps. Thanks.

The display url must be to a real, functioning website (not just a real domain name alone), but it need not be the same as the destination url.

Rachel




msg:1156966
 8:11 am on Apr 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

**The display url must be to a real, functioning website (not just a real domain name alone), but it need not be the same as the destination url.**

Just to clarify. It does have the be the URL of the site you're sending them to, not just any real, functioning website. If I was an affiliate for Amazon, and was doing an ad that went straight to their site, the display URL would be something like ww*.example.com, even if the customer wound up on ww*.example.com/sports-supplies/product112asdfjklasdfui239384357.htm

Just a note: I'm not an Amazon affiliate, and that's just a link a made up.

[edited by: eWhisper at 12:14 pm (utc) on April 20, 2005]
[edit reason] Please use example.com for sample links. [/edit]

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