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Does Private Browsing affect Adwords location targeting?

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When I search using Search Tools/zip code xyz, I get competitors Ads in my exclusive "territory" We all are franchises and as part of our franchise agreement we cant buy ads in each others zip codes. When I have private Browsing on and select my zip code I see their ads. When I come out of PB and delete my cookies their ads are no longer there. I thought using PB would eliminate the need to delete my cache. Did my use of Private Browsing negate their Zip Code targeting?

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Accepted by Shanea K (Google Employee)
September 2015

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I am not sure I fully understood your question, however, private browsing (aka incognito) does not keep records of browsing history, and cookies are not stored. The location is known. (Location is IP based, not a browser setting based)
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https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95464?hl=en
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Accepted by Shanea K (Google Employee)
September 2015

Re: Does Private Browsing affect Adwords location targeting?

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I am not sure I fully understood your question, however, private browsing (aka incognito) does not keep records of browsing history, and cookies are not stored. The location is known. (Location is IP based, not a browser setting based)
Read more:
https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95464?hl=en
Moshe, AdWords Top Contributor , Twitter | Linkedin | Community Profile | Ad-Globe
Did you find any helpful responses or answers to your query? If yes, please mark it as the ‘Best Answer’