Google Now Shows Your Display URL Domain In Headline For Select Ads

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 Adwords, google

In an AdWords ad, the display URL may be last, but it’s surely not least. In fact, the display URL can be an important deciding factor in whether a user clicks on your ad. Google will now automatically show your display URL domain in the headline for select top placement ads on Google. As a result, your brand will be featured more importantly in your ad, and you can use the text in the headline to highlight other information. Potential customers, on the other hand, will be able to more simply identify the site to which they’ll be taken after they click on your ad.

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When shown in the headline, the display URL will be spaced by a vertical bar and will consist only the domain, not the “www.” prefix or any subdirectories .Your display URL will also continue to appear as normal below the description line. Of course, if the headline previously contains your domain, it won’t be displayed again. Finally, it’s possible for the display URL domain to appear in addition to a description line that is promoted to the headline, as long as the resulting headline is sixty-eight characters or less.

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