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Another Invalid Landing URL

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# 1
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Hi I've read over a few posts and tried encoding my URL, but can't seem to get it to work.

I want the landing page to go

https://footballsig.co.uk/index.php?main_page=index&manufacturers_id=16

 

I've removed https (http: auto fills input field)

I've tried %3d instead of =

& to fully encode like

footballsig.co.uk%2Findex.php%3Fmain_page%3Dindex%26manufacturers_id%3D16

 

None of what I tried seems to work.

 

How can I resolve this?

 

Thanks

 

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Re: Another Invalid Landing URL

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# 2
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Hi Football S,

It is strange - all is ok with your link and it should work with https and without decoding. Where you try to input that link at Final Url or Tracking Template?

Re: Another Invalid Landing URL

Rising Star
# 3
Rising Star
Hi Football, how are things?

I'm not a developer myself, but I'm finding a bit odd the "main_page" parameter on the URL. Usually websites navigates into folders or sub-folders. For instance, when visiting you website sitemap page I receive this URL:
https://footballsig.co.uk/index.php?main_page=site_map

and as best practice and friendly URL, it's recommend for it to look like this:
https://footballsig.co.uk/sitemap/

I've tried to access the URL you're trying to use without the "main_page" and got this address below, and it works for me. Can you test it out?
https://footballsig.co.uk/index.php?manufacturers_id=16

I'd suggest for your website to use Friendly URLs, since it's best for both users and Google to identify your content. Instead of having this:
https://footballsig.co.uk/index.php?main_page=index&manufacturers_id=16

You'd have something like this:
https://footballsig.co.uk/manchester-united-fc

This page might help you clarify more about Friendly URLs:
http://techterms.com/definition/friendly_url

Hope this helps.
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Leandro Martinez | Basta1Click

Re: Another Invalid Landing URL

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# 4
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Hi Igor, Sorry but I cant really remember which!! This is my first time using Ad words and all I know is that it was for the landing page... Don't believe I was making a template though, so probably final url.

Re: Another Invalid Landing URL

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# 5
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Hi Leandro, The site is running on a zen cart back-end, so I havent had any control of the navigation structure.

The web ad also works for me without the main_page parameter.

Totally agree and understand what you mean with friendly urls. I'm going to back all up and look into this plugin
https://www.zen-cart.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=889

Thanks for pointers.