Linking advertisement to phone number

michael 3 years ago in BLOX CMS updated by Maureen Reinert 3 years ago 3

I'm trying to link a banner advertisement to initiate a phone call. Normally that would be done by using tel:xxx-xxx-xxxx in an HREF. I try to put it into the Link URL: section, but it converts it to tel://xxx-xxx-xxxx which does not work.

Is there a way to do that?

I've had the same issue with MailTo:

What I ended up doing is just making an article for the advertiser under Assets and linked it to the Ad.  I basically made a landing page where I can put the HTML for MailTo and TEL:.  

It didn't take alot of work, and the advertiser was happy. 

Thank you, Jeff. That's a pretty good workaround.

If you are using Google Ad Manager you could probably create an HTML5 ad with different links -- one for the phone number and one for a click through to the advertiser's site. I don't know that we've done this for a phone number link, but we have put two different links on one ad for a place that sells dog food. If you clicked on the left side of the ad it took you to their puppy food page and the right side took you to their adult dog food page.