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Affiliate Links In Adwords

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2:33 pm on Sep 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hello All,
Is it allowed in Adwords to have affiliate link in destination url? and run ppc compaign for the merchant?
3:17 pm on Sep 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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?
3:48 pm on Sep 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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AdWords allows it, but you'll need to make sure that your merchant also allows direct-to-merchant ppc.
4:26 pm on Sep 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Thank you RhinoFish, Do adwords allow pharmacy related ads?
4:30 pm on Sep 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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You need a PharmacyChecker ID in the US and Canada, even as an affiliate I believe. Doesn't apply to herbal products.
4:47 pm on Sep 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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QualityNonsense,
does it aply to nonprescription drugs?
and prescription drugs in other countries, not US and Canada?

[edited by: Noximus at 4:50 pm (utc) on Sep. 15, 2006]

10:43 am on Sep 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Not sure if it applies to non prescription drugs (try AdWords help), but it doesn't apply outside of the US and Canada.
12:38 pm on Sep 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Why not just ask Adwords support? These questions are probably answered in their faqs anyways.
4:16 pm on Sep 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I don't think technically you are supposed to have a destination url that goes to a completely different site from the display url. I understand some people do this, but my understanding of the rules is this is not allowed.
4:45 pm on Sep 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Your display and destination URLs have to have matching domain names.

Actually, technically, the destination *URL* doesn't have to match - but the actual *destination* has to match. That is, you can use a site that redirects to the destination - say, if you want to gather analytics.

Anyway, the domain name in the display URL needs to match the domain name of the web site that the user winds-up on.

It's a tough game, because only one ad per merchant will be shown on a page. You might be duking it out with 10 or 100 other affiliates, and only one ad is going to be displayed.

7:37 am on Sep 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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There is no profit in this. There is too much competition.

For drugs, you need a square trade ID or soemthing like that. You will need to check their policies for more info.

12:18 pm on Sep 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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There is no profit in this. There is too much competition.

The only people I've heard say that are other PPC affiliates trying to guard their market share. It's very competitive, and you need deep pockets (or a very understanding credit card company) to break into competitive markets, but there can be good money in it.

For drugs, you need a square trade ID or soemthing like that.

You need the PharmacyChecker ID for US/Canada; outside of those, Google disallow med ads, but herbal products (which are not classified as medicines in the UK, assume it's the same elsewhere) are fine.

12:23 am on Sep 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

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There might be money in it, but not if you go for the most obvious products/keywords.
9:06 am on Sep 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

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not if you go for the most obvious products/keywords.

Agreed on obvious keywords, but if you target long tail search phrases, it's still possible to make good money promoting 'obvious' high CPA products with PPC. Granted, it's a hard way to make an easy living, but it is possible.