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AdWords Links - Auto-Translate Designation For Linked Landing Page

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Can you tell AdWords to populate a link/landing page in a different language using Google Translate? Or does the landing page have to be static in the respective language? 

 

If you can tell AdWords to translate within the URL, what is the process to do so?

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September 2015

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Hi Locke G,

You could probably do that, but there are problems with taking shortcuts like this to translate your page.

First problem, the final destination, after all redirects, will be translate.google.com, and you would need to show Google.com as the display domain. That's not allowed.

Second problem, while automated translators are handy for a lot of things, they just aren't that good at translating your landing page to another language that sounds like you actually wrote the page in that language. There will be a lot of thing translated incorrectly and your message will likely be distorted. It is most often highly recommended that you hire a person who actually speaks the language to which you wish to translate.

If it is worth advertising in that country and in that language, most likely it is worth the investment to do a manual translation of your pages.

Best of Luck!

Pete
petebardo -- Deadhead doing AdWords

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September 2015

Re: AdWords Links - Auto-Translate Designation For Linked Landing Page

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Hi Locke G,

You could probably do that, but there are problems with taking shortcuts like this to translate your page.

First problem, the final destination, after all redirects, will be translate.google.com, and you would need to show Google.com as the display domain. That's not allowed.

Second problem, while automated translators are handy for a lot of things, they just aren't that good at translating your landing page to another language that sounds like you actually wrote the page in that language. There will be a lot of thing translated incorrectly and your message will likely be distorted. It is most often highly recommended that you hire a person who actually speaks the language to which you wish to translate.

If it is worth advertising in that country and in that language, most likely it is worth the investment to do a manual translation of your pages.

Best of Luck!

Pete
petebardo -- Deadhead doing AdWords