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Why does my ad show in unselected locality?

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I am running a campaign on tour packages (search network only) from last month and I selected the locality Bangalore, India and New Delhi, India. But why it showing in SERP, while we search from my locality?

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Accepted by topic author jaisonvincent
September 2015

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Hi,

 

This is likely going to be something to do with the location settings. If you go to the campaign setting you'll see "Locations".

 

Under this there is "location options (advanced)"

 

Edit target and you'll get 3 options. By default the top one is selected and this means you can be outside the geographic area and still see the ads. This happens when the user has a location in their search query.

 

People in, searching for, or viewing pages about my targeted location (recommended) 
People in my targeted location 
People searching for or viewing pages about my targeted location 

 

If you want to only be in your target areas, change it to the 2nd option, "People in my targeted area"

 

Let me know if this helps you out.

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HI

Log in to your account and try ad preview tool 

https://adwords.google.com/d/AdPreview

Hope this helps

 

Regards, Nik
LinkedIn  |   @nikhilparachure | My Blog
Marked as Best Answer.
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Accepted by topic author jaisonvincent
September 2015

Re: Why does my ad show in unselected locality?

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Hi,

 

This is likely going to be something to do with the location settings. If you go to the campaign setting you'll see "Locations".

 

Under this there is "location options (advanced)"

 

Edit target and you'll get 3 options. By default the top one is selected and this means you can be outside the geographic area and still see the ads. This happens when the user has a location in their search query.

 

People in, searching for, or viewing pages about my targeted location (recommended) 
People in my targeted location 
People searching for or viewing pages about my targeted location 

 

If you want to only be in your target areas, change it to the 2nd option, "People in my targeted area"

 

Let me know if this helps you out.

Re: Why does my ad show in unselected locality?

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Good one purefuzz

This point had slipped my mind

 

Regards, Nik
LinkedIn  |   @nikhilparachure | My Blog

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Really thanks for your replay..

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Really thanks for your replay..

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No worries jaisonvincent, glad I could help.