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Is it possible that when the Merchant Feed fetches the product feed that it is smart enough to jump directly to the end of a re-directed URL?

 

I want to test a re-directed URL that triggers a sale banner but it doesn't seem to be working via the feed? Does Google identify the landing page and jump straight to this?

 

Thanks

Jack

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the link url within the feed should be a direct url to the landing-page
of the exact item-offer being sold and shipped, without any redirects,
pop-ups, overlays, or similar distractions.

shopping-ads are mainly to feature physical inventory items.

the landing-page details must be identical for all users,
regardless of where the user is physically located, or any
other user-specific detail, such as ip-address, user-agent
browser detail, device detail, etc.

 

to test a different landing-page, that meets all google's requirements,

simply change the current web-page or submit the same physical item

using an entirely different landing-page, without any redirects, by only

changing the link url, of the item-offer -- never the id.

the adwords_redirect attribute may be used for tracking, or legally
required, redirects -- such as for legal-age or any related checks,
before landing on the product page that meets all google policies.

 

alternatively, use other campaign-types or ad-formats,

to test the same product featured on a different page.

 

 

 

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Merchant Feed URL Crawlers

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# 2
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the link url within the feed should be a direct url to the landing-page
of the exact item-offer being sold and shipped, without any redirects,
pop-ups, overlays, or similar distractions.

shopping-ads are mainly to feature physical inventory items.

the landing-page details must be identical for all users,
regardless of where the user is physically located, or any
other user-specific detail, such as ip-address, user-agent
browser detail, device detail, etc.

 

to test a different landing-page, that meets all google's requirements,

simply change the current web-page or submit the same physical item

using an entirely different landing-page, without any redirects, by only

changing the link url, of the item-offer -- never the id.

the adwords_redirect attribute may be used for tracking, or legally
required, redirects -- such as for legal-age or any related checks,
before landing on the product page that meets all google policies.

 

alternatively, use other campaign-types or ad-formats,

to test the same product featured on a different page.