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lying about the url?

an ad goes to crappy.site.com instead of the www.niceurl.com advertised

     
7:37 pm on Apr 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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well.. is this allowed by google?

i assume not.

i dont see why you can specify a seperate display text..

7:52 pm on Apr 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Just give it a day or two. The big G will bust them and disallow the ad...
8:23 pm on Apr 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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well google doesnt give a #*$! about us so........
8:51 pm on Apr 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I believe TOS states thats you must have the user land on the TLD as advertised.
9:19 pm on Apr 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Sometimes it's not possible to have the destination and display url to be exactly the same because the display url field only allows a very short url.
So Google allows you to make different url's but they must look alike as much as possible...
9:21 pm on Apr 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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those with long urls should fix their websites :)
11:30 pm on Apr 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Google does this because some sites don't want a tracking code to show. The editors will test all of that in the submission process. At least they have me. I've sent through 1000's of ads and tracking urls. Sometimes the editor doesn't quite know what their doing and I'll get a batch back, but its usually my fault (extra space, comma instead of period).

I've had many sent back because I unwittingly sent a campaign to the wrong URL.

Bottom line is if your site url display is about widgets and your site sells them your good.

11:46 pm on Apr 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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ah. but they are toooooo forgiving about crappy sites and grammar.
7:35 am on Apr 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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"those with long urls should fix their websites :)"

Touché, you got me there Newskool!

I have got some url like www.widgets-in-bigcity.com.

However, the name of both the widgets and city are very looooong. So the url doesn't fit into the url display box...
But I must say the URL is great and attracts a good deal of natural traffic!

3:43 pm on Apr 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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It's because tracking codes may redirect sites.

I dont want track.backend.blah showing for my display url when it really just goes to my main page.

They check all the ads at some point and those that they consider inappropriate are removed.

Keep in mind, this isnt against their terms of service, as someone said, it is just not following their guidelines. Big difference.

3:52 pm on Apr 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I dont want track.backend.blah showing for my display url when it really just goes to my main page.

Overture however does this, is there a way around it do you know?