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Annoying 80 character upload limit when inserting many URLs.

     

bakedjake

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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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