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Compatable URL Google Products

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I built a website http://sites:google.com/site/gardezviechtach for my chess club Gardez Viechtach. It was decided to purchase a DN called www.viechtach-schach.de as the catch all web name, easy to remember and inclusive. I opened a Google AdWord account to primarily advertise our new website address. AdWords rejected this combination 1. with using www.viechtach-schach.de and 2. set up by adword manager ... http://sites:google.com/site/gardezviechtach ( which I do not which to advertise) also rejected by another adword department.

Now I wanted to use Google Sites Custom Domain Name service to link the two addresses together but Google Sites DN service is out of order for 4 weeks now and no idea of when it will work again.

I do not even know if Google AdWords and Google Sites Custom DN are allowed to work together and so far have not been given an answer.

Also a possible work around 

I have copied my google site and created a new site with the name  http://sites:google.com/site/viechtachschach.

The question is will the combination www.viechtach-schach.de directed to http://sites:google.com/site/viechtachschach work for AdWords?

I would like to know before I call my server to change mapping. A redirect is necessary as Google Sites DN service is out of order.

 

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Re: Compatable URL Google Products

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HI menz711,

 

The problem is going to be the display URL. It must match the domain of the final destination. If users are being redirected to http://sites:google.com/site/viechtachschach from www.viechtach-schach.de, the display domain must be google.com, or it could include the sub-domain sites.google.com. There are two reasons your display url could be disapproved. First, the display URL sites:google.com/site/viechtachschach is longer than the 35 character limit. And, as I recall having read here on the forum, you can not advertise the google.com domain.

 

Best of Luck!

 

Pete

 

petebardo -- Deadhead doing AdWords

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Pete

Thank you very much for the additional information.
Oh My! The last thing Google needs is me advertising google.com for them.
There really should be a work around of some sort...
I am not trying to advertise google but the new address www.viechtach-schach.de.
 
This may sound a bit strange but can you make an AdWord banner that goes no where? Forget the end URL destination and just use two lines
like
New Schachclub Gardez Viechtach www
address at Viechtach-Schach.de
 
I will also question at Google Sites as there are many businesses operating with google domain google/sites