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https migration & 301 ad disapprovals

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We are currently working on launching https and a new site caching system for our site. We have tried launching several times and end up reverting within hours because of errors. 

 

Coinciding with the launch, we are seeing large numbers of ads in AdWords disapproved for 'destination not working (301)'. Online tools have shown a few of the disapproved landing pages with 301 redirects, but when we check the same URLs 5 minutes later we no longer see the 301 errors. We have had the policy team review these ads many times and they say the ads aren't working because of redirects but they can't point us to the exact problem. 

 

Has this happened to anyone else or does anyone have any ideas as to why our ads are being disapproved?

 

We would love to get some data from Google about where our landing pages are redirecting to. If it's not possible from Google are there any online resources that not only sense redirects but show what page URLs are redirecting to? 

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Thanks for the idea @Alex B. We aren't blocking any countries.

 

We found an issue relating to our headers and content type on the page that was creating redirects. We are still unsure if the https migration was the ultimate cause of the problem but it seems less likely then we originally thought.  The problem is hopefully fixed for good now!

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https migration & 301 ad disapprovals

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Hi @Lauren G with your new site are you blocking any particular countries? Even if you are not advertising in a country and you are blocking this it can prevent the Google bot from crawling your destination URLs - this might be why you are experiencing a temperamental crawl. We had experience when we blocked India and Russia. 

 

If you can share some more information about the redirects you have set I'd be happy to look into this for you if you needed further help?

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Thanks for the idea @Alex B. We aren't blocking any countries.

 

We found an issue relating to our headers and content type on the page that was creating redirects. We are still unsure if the https migration was the ultimate cause of the problem but it seems less likely then we originally thought.  The problem is hopefully fixed for good now!