So create your API-based presents by yourself area and use Redtrack to trace all the things with out redirecting to make it work on Google
In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to run API-based offers on your own domain in Google Ads and set up tracking Red trail.
In order for this type of campaign to work in Google Ads, you need to use no-redirect campaigns, which can be tricky with API-based offerings, but luckily, Redtrack has a solution for that.
For this tutorial we will be using AdCombo’s API based offerings to show you the whole process step by step.
What’s your offer?
So the first thing you need to do is choose your offer.
My Adcombo rep suggested an offer called Moleculica, which is an antiaging cream, so I’ll start with that.
First, log into your Adcombo account and select Offers in the left sidebar, then enter the offer name in the search box and click on the offer.
Choosing your landing page
Then, if you scroll down to the URL Builder section, you will find all the available landing pages that you can use. These landing pages are API integrated so all you have to do is choose one, download it, and upload it to your own server.
My tip is to choose a landing page that doesn’t have a countdown timer or aggressive call-to-action because Google doesn’t like that.
So I chose this country:
Once you’ve downloaded your API-integrated landing page, it will be delivered in ZIP format. You need to unzip it and upload it to your server.
What I like to do is that I use one of my main domains and create subdomains for every offer I run. For this it is for example like this:
Then I create separate folders for each geos I’m testing. For this one it looks like this:
I’m also testing this offer in Germany and for the German version the link looks something like this:
That way I can keep everything clean and organized.
Adding your landing page to RedTrack
Once your landing page has been uploaded to your own domain, go to Redtrack and add it as your offer.
Before you can add your offer, you must add your offer source. To do this, select Sources of Supply in the top navigation bar and click + New
Then select Adcombo and click the green Add button.
When you’ve done that, go to Deals and select + New
Next you need to enter a name for your offer, select the offer source (in our case Adcombo) and copy your API integrated lander link into the URL field and hit save.
How do I add your traffic source?
Then you also need to add your traffic source, in our case Google Ads.
Go to traffic sources, search for Google ads, and choose the no-redirect tracking version
Once that’s done, it’s time to create your redtrack campaign without redirecting.
Select Campaigns from the top menu and click + New
Then name your campaign and select the traffic source (in this case, Google Ads).
Then click on “ Offer only ” in the funnel settings and select your offer.
As I mentioned earlier, you need to use a no redirect campaign for Google ads.
Instead, you need to select No-redirect
then copy the no-redirect script and paste it into the header Section of your landing page.
Then save the file and upload it back to your server.
Once you do this you can use your default landing page url (Moleculica.mydomain.com/us) as the final URL in Google Ads instead of the Redtrack click URL and everything is recorded correctly.
So that’s it, this is how you build and use API-based offerings on your own domain Red trail in order to be able to keep track of everything correctly in Google Ads.