Using Impact with google ads

Hey all,

Ive had trouble setting up google ads with impact, namely the url miss match. Is there a tutorial somewhere for setting up impact google ads?

cheers!

Incredible that nobody has replied to this yet. This is a true pain in the a** as the impact link is a forwarder which Google Ad would never accept, which means that it’s impossible to recuperate some of the marketing cost using impact or any affiliate system.

Since the tracking is a PRE-forward it is not possible to use the resulting URL (something like this: https://1.envato.market/9rag4 -> https://videohive.net/item/the-ultimate-story-pack/23087236?irgwc=1&clickid=VgXX-q2hdxyJW%3A10O7XQxx3QUklx5ERoo10NTk0&iradid=275988&irpid=1268918&iradtype=ONLINE_TRACKING_LINK&irmptype=mediapartner&mp_value1=&utm_campaign=af_impact_radius_1268918&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=impact_radius) like it was before when affiliation was run by simply adding a referral user-id at the and of a envato market URL.

I will contact impact radius help and ask them if there is a workaround that is compatible with Googles Ad policies.

Hey @digitalproducts669,
We have affiliates that run google ads (not using envato brand terms or direct linking) that use Impact links with no issues. If you use the longer version (not short links) there should be no issue.
Feel free to double check with Impact though.

Thanks
Emile

Hi @emile_b , thanks for your response. Can you give me an example of the longer version? Is it this one: https://videohive.net/item/the-ultimate-story-pack/23087236?irgwc=1&clickid=VgXX-q2hdxyJW%3A10O7XQxx3QUklx5ERoo10NTk0&iradid=275988&irpid=1268918&iradtype=ONLINE_TRACKING_LINK&irmptype=mediapartner&mp_value1=&utm_campaign=af_impact_radius_1268918&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=impact_radius

… and if so would that still “report back” to impact about the click?

Yes on both fronts :+1:
That is the longer version
and yes the click/conversion will be reported via Impact

Same issue for me @digitalproducts669 @soundtrack-city

Yesterday I was in contact with the Impact support. They told me that the long URLs (suggested by @emile_b ) are NOT SAVE to use (the referral tracking can not be assured). Also the Impact support could not provide any other solution so far.

Hi @BaumannMusic,
Please can you tell me who at Impact said this?
I’d like to look into this further given the severity of the subject
thanks!

Hi @emile_b, I forwarded the email from Impact to affiliates@envato.com
Thanks!!

In the meanwhile I am getting in touch with Google Ads support, which usually is a waste of time, but we will see…

At the same time I wallow in memories of the easy-going old Ref-Links :slight_smile:

Google Ads support hast investigated my ad and told me that my landing page is protected by a robots.txt file and thats the reason for the rejected ad:

1.envato.market/OZ6vK

I am not sure if this is an issue with the Impact Server or with Envato but Google recommends to fix or remove this robots.txt :neutral_face:

This would be https://1.envato.market/robots.txt

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Yes on both fronts

Hey all, I’d like to add a small comment here to clarify my previous suggestion of using long links.
You should refrain from direct linking from any ‘google paid ads’ to any envato domain. These ads should direct the user to a LP (Non envato domain) where the user can then be direct back to Envato using the long link suggested.
Thanks
Emile

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