I am confused by what location- "People in, searching for or viewing pages about my excluded location" actually means?
I have a Guest House (Hotel) in Blackpool, UK so I want to exclude "People in" Blackpool as that means my potential competition/residents in Blackpool are not tempted to click on my ad (Either genuinely or maliciously). But by using the above phrase it appears that I exclude people "searching for or viewing pages about my excluded location" which is Blackpool! which sounds like a contradiction in itself? I want to exclude the residents of Blackpool but not the residents of the rest of the UK finding my Google Ad by using the search term "Blackpool"
Am I misreading the phrase or does google not realise that there are businesses which want to exclude their hometown but not the rest of the country? Thank you in advance for any advice. Regards Mark Lewis
Re: Location Exclude
You're right - you want to select "People in my excluded location"..... that way it's just excluding people in Blackpool... of course, you want people looking at pages about Blackpool.
For the vast majority of my clients the "recommended" setting is not the one I use but the more concrete and restrictive setting I suggest above....