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Why is Google inserting "www" on my ad? This is not my url

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When I set up my ad, I set my url without a "www," e.g. city.us.com. This leads to my website. Once I saved the ad, Google inserted a "www" that I can't remove. Adding the "www" leads to my franchisors website, which is not where I want local traffic directed. Our url is not an extension of the main site, for example www.franchisor.com/us. That leads to an error page. Does anyone know how I can get my ad to my site?

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Hi Yinka,

Just so you know, the Display URL, which I assume you're referring to, is not the active URL for the ad. Regardless of what the Display URL suggests, the Final URL is where users who click your ad will end up.

Display URL: https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2616010

Final URL: https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/6080568

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Hi Yinka,

Just so you know, the Display URL, which I assume you're referring to, is not the active URL for the ad. Regardless of what the Display URL suggests, the Final URL is where users who click your ad will end up.

Display URL: https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2616010

Final URL: https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/6080568

-Tommy

Tommy Sands, AdWords Top Contributor | Community Profile | Twitter | Philly Marketing Labs
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Thank you! Very helpful. I hope it doesn't confuse anyone who sees the
url and wants to go to it another time on their own.


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Hi @Yinka F,

Please note: self or business promotion is against the community guidelines.

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I did not promote myself or my business. I asked a question about placing an ad. When I replied to the previous poster, I did it through e-mail and did not realize that my signature would appear in the reply.

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@Yinka, I agree that the signature was added automatically.

Thanks for editing the post.


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