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I am using managed placements but seeing ads elsewhere

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I am using only managed placements and have a list of about 20 rather specialized websiets. However, I'm seeing ads being clicked coming from start.funmoods.com, which I do not have in my managed placements list.

How do I exclude funmoods.com from showing my ads in their search results?

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Where are you seeing the stats for this site? If it was a search partner click, it would only be reported under the search partner network, not display so something is going on here.

 

You cannot exclude any search partners individually. It's either all in or all out, Google don't even tell you who they are.

 

 

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Hi pdxpert,

 

Isn't funmoods some sort of browser hijacking thing? I remember some of my past colleagues having issues with it in the past.

 

Could it be that they are on one of your managed placements but it's the browser settings thats giving you these referral stats?

 

Not sure if adding them as an excluded site might help. Have you tried that?

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Thank you for the suggestion.

 

I actually went to the start.funmoods.com site, typed in one of my keywords, and they displayed my ad as one of the three paid placements.

 

So it really seems like they're somehow hosting Google search results, and displaying my ads.

 

I think my mistake was in thinking they were a content site, but looks more like some type of Google search partner.

 

It's not clear to me how to exclude a specific search partner site. It appears I can only accept all or none using the "Include search partners" checkbox.

 

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Where are you seeing the stats for this site? If it was a search partner click, it would only be reported under the search partner network, not display so something is going on here.

 

You cannot exclude any search partners individually. It's either all in or all out, Google don't even tell you who they are.

 

 

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purefuzz, we first saw their traffic as a referral site in Google Analytics, and then went to our server log file to see the referrer and landing pages. Then, I went to their site to confirm our ads are showing for our keywords, as shown in the server log.

 

I don't see them listed anywhere in AdWords, so I now think they must be a search partner.

 

Thanks for your help!

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Hi pdxpert,

 

Look like you have this resolved. This is one more reason separating search and display campaigns. It might make it easier to discover data like this.

 

Best of Luck!

 

Pete

 

petebardo -- Deadhead doing AdWords