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Desitnation URL Invalid Error Code 404 but URL is working

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My ad has not been approved because it says my destination url is returning an error code. When I put the url in a http check it gets error code 404 Not Found but when I put the url in Firefox and IE it works just find

 

http://www.sunshinerooms.net/daggettbuilders/dbconserv1 is the destination URL

 

 

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Re: Desitnation URL Invalid Error Code 404 but URL is working

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Hi hreicher,

 

The page you posted is using frames.  I'm not positive that using a frames based page is illegal but it could impact your landing page relevance and overall QS of your account.  I think the issue is related to when bots try to scan the page - the infromation inside the frame is omitted. You may need to specify an actual page as well.

 

http://www.sunshinerooms.net/daggettbuilders/dbconserv1 - page you're trying to use.

 

http://www.crystalstructuresglazing.com/sunshinerooms/daggettbuilders/dbconserv1/default.aspx - frame content.

 

Why are you using the frames?  These pages look the same to me?

 

If the frames are a must and get approved without issue you should try entering:

 

http://www.sunshinerooms.net/daggettbuilders/dbconserv1/default.aspx

 

-Tom

Tommy Sands, AdWords Top Contributor | Community Profile | Twitter | Philly Marketing Labs
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Re: Desitnation URL Invalid Error Code 404 but URL is working

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Hi hreicher,

 

Your pages may be displaying the way you think they should, but they are definitely returing a 404 Page not found error. It looks to me like your web hosting service is using a page the looks a whole lot like a parked domain page as the error page.

 

What I see is search results, nothing about Daggerr Builders. Maybe you're working on it now?

 

Best of Luck!

 

Pete

 

petebardo -- Deadhead doing AdWords

Re: Desitnation URL Invalid Error Code 404 but URL is working

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Hi,

 

My post may no loger be valid as the pages clearly have changed since I first posted.

 

-Tom

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Re: Desitnation URL Invalid Error Code 404 but URL is working

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Not sure what frames are. We are forwarding the sunshinerooms.net to crystalstructuresglazing.com/sunshinerooms because we need the display url to be sunshineroom.net and we have not build that site just yet.

Re: Desitnation URL Invalid Error Code 404 but URL is working

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Yes they are, not sure what it is doing.

Re: Desitnation URL Invalid Error Code 404 but URL is working

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Hi hreicher,

 

From this page:  http://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/bin/static.py?hl=en&page=guide.cs&guide=1308231&topic=131086...

 

The display URL in your ad must match the domain users will land on when they click on your ad. For example, if the website you're advertising is using the domain "example.com," your ad's display URL must also contain "example.com."

 

Requirements:

 

The domain of your display URL must match the domain of your landing page URL (after any redirects).


If your site is hosted on a domain that hosts other independent entities, include both the domain and path, so that it uniquely identifies your site from all the other sites on that domain. For example, many people have websites on blogspot.com. Instead of just using "blogspot.com" as your display URL, you should use "mysite.blogspot.com" instead.


We allow only one display URL domain per ad group. All display URLs within an ad group are hosted in the same site. This applies to all active and paused ads. If you want to advertise a different site, we suggest that you create a new campaign or a new ad group.


Google can show up to 35 characters of your display URL due to limited space. If your display URL is longer than 35 characters, it'll be shortened when your ad is displayed. Learn more about text ad limits.


Redirects used for tracking purposes are fine as long as the final landing page has the same domain as the display URL.

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Please make sure to abide by the Google policies when setting your display and destination URL's or you will experience major problems moving forward.

 

From what I can see at this moment, http://www.sunshinerooms.net/daggettbuilders/dbconserv1 is unuseable.  As Pete found later in the day yesterday, the forwarding/frames site is not set up or functioning properly.

 

This page: http://www.crystalstructuresglazing.com/sunshinerooms/daggettbuilders/dbconserv1/default.aspx still looks good but depending on your forwarding, you may still have issues.

 

The display URL domain needs to match the final destination URL domain.  So if a user clicks on an ad and ends up at crystalstructuresglazing.com then crystalstructuresglazing.com should be your display URL.

 

You may just want to wait until your site is complete so you are not at risk for policy problems and you can actually send users directly to your site.

 

Hope this helps!

 

-Tom

Tommy Sands, AdWords Top Contributor | Community Profile | Twitter | Philly Marketing Labs
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