How to fix ClickTag issue in Google Web Designer (GWD) Creatives?

In general, Google web designer creatives uses exit function for adding click or destination URL. Also,Google web designer own library file or script for adding click function and Google ad manager have the inbuilt function to identify the GWD creative. So the usual method of updating clickTag will not be helpful.

But there is workaround to fix the click tag manually here. All you need to follow the below methods.

Step 1: Open the index file in notepad or any other editor.

Step 2: Find the meta name “GCD” in the search and replace with any name Example “Mycreative”

Original Code:

<meta name="GCD" content="YTk3ODQ3ZWZhN2I4NzZmMzBkNTEwYjJ"/>

Replaced code

<meta name="Mycreative" content="YTk3ODQ3ZWZhN2I4NzZmMzBkNTEwYjJ"/>

Step 3: Add the ClickTag variable script in the header before </head> in the index file. See the code below

<script type="text/javascript">
var clickTag = "https://landingpage.com"; 
</script>

Step 4: Add the onclick variable to the body of the creative. Just find <body> in the index file and add the code as below.

<body onclick="javascript:window.open(window.clickTag)" style="cursor:pointer">

Step 5: Save the creative and zip it. Upload the file in the HTML5 creative option.

Hope this helps. Thank You!!!!!

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