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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.
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?
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]