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I'm getting visits from excluded locations

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I'ts just that. I have specified my targeted locations and also the excluded ones. Most of my visits come from the targeted ones, but I also get some from the excluded ones (according to analytics). Is this normal? Is there a way to solve it?

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Accepted by topic author JuanIrache
September 2015

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Hello JuanIrache;

A number of reasons could explain that:


  • Geo targeting is not perfect, since bases on IP allocation. If you target by zip-code or drawing a circle (around the targeted area) you may find IP addresses that were attributed to your targeting area, though the user is physically outside the targeted area.
  • Have you excluded targeting by intent? : Those outside your targeted area, searching (using google search) for a service /product within the targeted area will get to see the ad. To exclude those, you need to target the location only.

-Moshe

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Thanks Moshe, I think it's solved now.

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I'm getting visits from excluded locations only!  What am I doing wrong?  Up to now, not one visit from within the US which is our target area.  My budget is shot and it is only 10:30 am.  Please help!

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@Arise;

Please open a new discussions and provide some more details

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