Do Not Waste PPC Display URLs

PPC

Elizabeth Marsten Jul 15 2008

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The display URL in any PPC ad is a great place to stuff additional keywords, attract attention to your ad and/or increase branding. So it is definitely not a space to be wasted or ignored. Next time instead of simply putting “www.yoursite.com” as the display URL, try some of these simple tests and see if you can’t increase click through rates!

1st Display URL

Vs.

2nd Display URL

Test

http://www.examplesite.com

www.examplesite.com

No “http”

www.examplesite.com

examplesite.com

No “www”

www.examplesite.com

www.Examplesite.com

Capitalize first word

www.examplesite.com

www.ExampleSite.com

Capitalize first letter in all words

www.examplesite.com

www.examplesite.com/product

Adding keyword to end of URL

www.examplesite.com

www.examplesite.com/{keyword}

Dynamic insertion

Be advised that each search engine has slightly different policies on how you can utilize this line of text. If you have any questions, check their Help Center. The most important thing to remember is that the display URL needs to accurately represent the destination URL. Don’t create bad user experiences by sending people who are looking for office supplies to a site for children’s toys.

Pitfalls to avoid when experimenting with display URLs:

  • Exceeding the character limit.
  • Misdirecting/misleading users with an inaccurate display URL vs destination URL.
  • Using dynamic insertion- while possible, be cautious!
  • Incorrectly typing the URL.
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