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Changing landing pages to https - is there an easy way?

     
12:50 pm on Nov 5, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Changing landing pages to https - is there an easy way?

We went to https some time ago and I think I should update Google ads landing pages to reflect the new url. At the moment a redirect is taking visitors to the new pages but it is an extra step.

From investigation, it seems the only way to change from http to https landing pages is to copy ads paste new ones with the new url and then pause or remove the old ad. This means stats will be less easy to follow in future.

Is there an easier way?
4:39 pm on Nov 5, 2018 (gmt 0)

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You are correct that is the only way.

There is an easier way to do this though.

In AdWords Editor you can just select all ads and do a replace text "http" for "https". This will delete all the old ads and create new ones automatically.

The new ads will not have any stats but the old ads will still exist and have stats. They will be marked as "removed"
3:15 pm on Nov 6, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Hi ogletree, Thanks for your response, I did use Adwords Editor in the end and it was quicker so thanks. I did have quite a lot of older text ads rather than expanded text ads which I had manually to convert into Expanded Text Ads before I could edit them. All done now.