Update December 2013, they were able to get the issue rectified.
I am attempting to help somebody that wants to post ads
Could you please tell me on Backpage.com when placing an ad how do I change for example www dot anywebsite dot com
On Craigslist you can use
<a href="http://www dot any website dot com/">Click Here</a>
When you post the link changes to Click Here.
They tried Hyperlinks from a Word Document and it that normally works but again not on Backpage.
I did see some ads where Click Here brought you to a website/affiliate product, thus it can be done.
Thank you so much.