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Need help with destination url vs final url

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Really not getting this whole destination URL vs. final url thing. This used to be a valid URL to have on an ad http://www.lovingtheclassics.com/80-000-suspects-1963.html  Can anybody explain why this is no longer acceptable? How do I fix this without having to change all my site URLs?

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Accepted by MosheTLV (Top Contributor)
September 2015

Re: Need help with destination url vs final url

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Hello Itcbiz,

this URL at the moment leads to 404 error page, so it is not completely valid.
Also all you have to do is to replace destination URLs for Final URLs - you can do that in your export file, in adwords editor or automatically in Adwords account -> Keywords tab -> Edit -> Upgrade destination URLs.

Everything depends on whether you use tracking parameters or not.

I recommend you this article which was made to help people upgrade their destination URLs easily - https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/6157310


Alex

Re: Need help with destination url vs final url

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URL should be working, and that's not the only one that was giving me the final URL error message. Can my current URLs be used if I'm updating keywords/ads/adgroups individually? Or does everything have to be done in an export file?

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You can also update it in Adwords Editor/Text Ads/URL options without any issues. Just make sure you always delete your old destination URL and keep only final url there.