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How can I direct people to my YouTube channel with an in stream video ad?

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I am trying to advertise my youtube channel with an in stream video ad, however I am only given the option to display a URL so I thought I would put in my YouTube channel URL and then for the display URL I put "Visit my YouTube Channel" but it tells me that it contains an invalid valid character.

Is there a better way to go about this? Or how can I fix this issue?
Thanks in advance

How can I direct people to my YouTube channel with an in stream video ad?

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Hi, 

 

TrueView ads and ad groups are created with the "Video" campaign type so I would double check your campaign settings to make sure you didn't create a "display" campaign. 

 

 

Here is a quivk step by step guide: 

https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2375497

 

Hope this helps!

-Julia 

How can I direct people to my YouTube channel with an in stream video ad?

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Hi, 

 

TrueView ads and ad groups are created with the "Video" campaign type so I would double check your campaign settings to make sure you didn't create a "display" campaign. 

 

 

Here is a quivk step by step guide: 

https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2375497

 

Hope this helps!

-Julia 

How can I direct people to my YouTube channel with an in stream video ad?

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Thanks for help. Yes I have selected "video" campaign not display campaign, it's just that when I get to the second page of options under the heading "In-stream" it asks me to input a "Display URL" and also a "Final URL". For "Final URL" I entered my YouTube channel URL and for "Display URL" I entered "Kid Indigo's YouTube Channel" but it tells me that this contains invalid characters (I've tried it without the apostrophe so I assume it's because of the spaces?).

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Can you please share a screen shot?

 

 

The video ad is set up at the ad group level of the campaign- 

 

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No problem, my issue arises just below the section in your screenshot. Screen Shot 2017-01-05 at 5.31.30 pm.png

How can I direct people to my YouTube channel with an in stream video ad?

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Thanks for sending the screenshot, very helpful. 

Google has been updating AdWords, this is one of the changes changes. 

 

If you use tracking pixels, you also use the destination URL field for tracking parameters and redirects to third-party tracking services. This upgrade replaces the destination URL field with a final URL field, and creates a new field for tracking management

 

Follow the link below for information on the latest update :

 

https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/6049217