Display URL - Definition
The display URL is the webpage address that appears in your ad, which is different than the destination URL that is the webpage address people are taken to after they click your ad.
What it is
The webpage address that appears in your ad, which is different than the destination URL that is the webpage URL people are taken to after they click your ad. It is normally shown in green text.
Why it's important
It gives people a clear idea of where they will go when they click your ad.
What you need to know
When creating your ad, we recommend using a simple, easy-to-read display URL and defining a longer destination URL to send people to a more specific area of your website.
In the image above, Blue Yonder Airlines is advertising low fares to Europe this summer. The display URL (wwww.BlueYonderAirlines.com) lets people know where they are going when they click the ad and the destination URL can be www.BlueYonderAirlines.com/europesummersale.
If your website address begins with a subdomain (for example, packages in packages.BlueYonderAirlines.com), your display URL should include the subdomain as well.
- Since you want the display URL to tell people where they are going when they click the ad, we recommend that the display URL and the destination URL are on the same domain. For example, both the display and destination URL are going to the domain BlueYonderAirlines.com.
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