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Domain forwarding for adwords

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Hello,

I am wondering why cannot I use domain A as a display and destination URL if A is forwarding visitors to the website B? We have a very cool domain name that explains what we do (datascience.guru), but I would not want to move the company's website there, and chose to forward visitors to evolved-analytics.be without masking.

 

It turns out I cannot user datascience.guru in adwords. Is it a good policy?

 

Thank you, Katya

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Re: Domain forwarding for adwords

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Hi Katya,

 

The reason for this policy, is we want users to have a clear idea of what website they'll be taken to when they click your ad.

 

If a users clicks an interesting ad for datascience.guru, it could be confusing to suddenly end up on some other website, and might even feel like they were tricked. That's why your ad's URLs need to represent the same website.

 

You can read more about this policy here: https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/175906?hl=en

 

Kathleen