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Android application ads - 'Download Android App' feature help needed

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I am attempting to create a text ad that is targeted to Android users only. This ad should have its display url as 'Download Android App' and open the Android Market when clicked.

Let's say my app's name is "AppName". What should I use for the "Destination" and "Display" URLs?

Display: market.android.com/AppName  ?
Destination: http://market.android.com/search?q=pname:com.example.appname  ?

Thanks in advance!

 


This popular discussion was copied from the former Help Forum.

  

Top Contributor, Rob, replied:

 

Regarding the display URL:
1.  The AdWords post mentions using market.android.com/ followed by the app name.  Google will automatically parse that as "Download Android App"

Regarding the destination URL:
1.  If you have a specific application you are advertising, you can call it by ID number
2.  If you have a collection of applications you are advertising, you can call a search by developer name

I don't know if Google will accept it, but did you try using a market:// URL for the destination URL?  Android is Google's baby and it's possible they will accept that URL.

Posted immediately below are the ways you can initiate an Android Market search.  I got them from this page:
http://developer.android.com/guide/publishing/publishing.html

Display the Details screen for a specific application, as identified by the app's fully qualified package name.
http://market.android.com/details?id=<packagename>
-or-
market://details?id=<packagename>

Search for applications by developer name and display the results.
http://market.android.com/search?q=pub:<Developer Name>
-or-
market://search?q=pub:<Developer Name>



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Re: Android application ads - 'Download Android App' feature help needed

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Great info, thanks for the post.

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Options are also available for iTunes application downloads. Please reference the following link: http://support.google.com/adwords/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1107950

 

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Mini-CM wrote:

I am attempting to create a text ad that is targeted to Android users only. This ad should have its display url as 'Download Android App' and open the Android Market when clicked.

Let's say my app's name is "AppName". What should I use for the "Destination" and "Display" URLs?

Display: market.android.com/AppName  ?
Destination: http://market.android.com/search?q=pname:com.example.appname  ?

Thanks in advance!

 


This popular discussion was copied from the former Help Forum.

  

Top Contributor, Rob, replied:

 

Regarding the display URL:
1.  The AdWords post mentions using market.android.com/ followed by the app name.  Google will automatically parse that as "Download Android App"

Regarding the destination URL:
1.  If you have a specific application you are advertising, you can call it by ID number
2.  If you have a collection of applications you are advertising, you can call a search by developer name

I don't know if Google will accept it, but did you try using a market:// URL for the destination URL?  Android is Google's baby and it's possible they will accept that URL.

Posted immediately below are the ways you can initiate an Android Market search.  I got them from this page:
http://developer.android.com/guide/publishing/publishing.html

Display the Details screen for a specific application, as identified by the app's fully qualified package name.
http://market.android.com/details?id=<packagename>
-or-
market://details?id=<packagename>

Search for applications by developer name and display the results.
http://market.android.com/search?q=pub:<Developer Name>
-or-
market://search?q=pub:<Developer Name>

 


 

Android application ads - 'Download Android App' feature help needed

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