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Adwords Editor 11.1.3 Shared Sitelinks - Final URLs

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Adwords Editor > Settings > General tab > When importing sitelinks with different destination URLs > Create new sitelink if destination URL is different

 

The problem: Setting above does not apply to Final URL field. When Make Multiple Changes with Final URLs, if link text is the same as another existing shared sitelink but Final URLs are all different, if link text currently exists, Adwords Editor will update the Final URL iteratively on the same sitelink.  If link text did not exist before import, it ads the link text, then iteratively updates the same sitelink's Final URL.  There's no use-case where this program logic makes sense.  The user expects NEW sitelinks to be created when link text is same but Final URLs are all different.

 

Since 'destination URL's are no longer relevant, and Final URLs are, I assume this option literally only applies to destination URL?  When will the 'When importing sitelinks with different DESTINATION URLS' be changed to FINAL URLS?

 

For anyone curious about a work-around, if you want to create NEW sitelinks using the SAME URLs from EXISTING sitelinks, just:

1) copy the existing sitelinks you want to make new link text for (to Excel)

2) copy Final URLs to the Destination URL field

3) change your sitelinks text to whatever you want

4) copy data, open Make multiple changes, paste from clipboard and process

5) delete destination URLs after import and keep Final URLs

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Re: Adwords Editor 11.1.3 Shared Sitelinks - Final URLs

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Yes, this is the workaround for now: import with the same text duplicated in Destination URL and Final URL columns, clean up Destination URLs in bulk after import is completed.

For the next release, these options have in fact been updated to look at final URLs instead of destination URLs.

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Thanks for sharing. @AdWordsEng-Igor - any thoughts?

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Re: Adwords Editor 11.1.3 Shared Sitelinks - Final URLs

Google Employee
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Google Employee
Yes, this is the workaround for now: import with the same text duplicated in Destination URL and Final URL columns, clean up Destination URLs in bulk after import is completed.

For the next release, these options have in fact been updated to look at final URLs instead of destination URLs.

Re: Adwords Editor 11.1.3 Shared Sitelinks - Final URLs

Google Employee
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Google Employee
The new release has arrived. Download it manually, or wait for auto-update to kick in sometime within the next 24 hours. This release uses final URLs to disambiguate, rather than destination URLs.