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More problems with geographical targeting

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Hi everyone, I've been over the posts and done what they suggest but still running into problems. I am targetting the Dallas-Fort Worth area. This includes towns in Texas with names like Nevada. When I run a keyword diagnostic or when I hover over the status of the keyword I get a pop up saying the keyword isn't being matched because it is outside my targeted geographic area. So, I tried excluding Nevada - the state - in the geo targeting options but the word is still not being shown because it's outside my geotargted area - any suggestions?

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Hi informavore7,

 

That's a tough question. I suggest you use Nevada, TX or Nevada, Texas as keywords.

 

I did a quick search on Nevada and Nevada, TX. The search for Nevada returned (on the first page) only items about the state. The search for Nevada, TX returns only items about Nevada, TX.

 

In order for users to find out anything about Nevada, TX, they will need to enter the state also, even if the query is initially Nevada.

 

But you might get hit with the "Low search volume" warning.

 

Best of Luck!

 

Pete

 

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informavore7

Have you tries to target by zip-code?

Otherwise, as Pete suggested, you'll have to target by intent (using Nevada TX as a keyword)

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Hi informavore7,

 

That's a tough question. I suggest you use Nevada, TX or Nevada, Texas as keywords.

 

I did a quick search on Nevada and Nevada, TX. The search for Nevada returned (on the first page) only items about the state. The search for Nevada, TX returns only items about Nevada, TX.

 

In order for users to find out anything about Nevada, TX, they will need to enter the state also, even if the query is initially Nevada.

 

But you might get hit with the "Low search volume" warning.

 

Best of Luck!

 

Pete

 

petebardo -- Deadhead doing AdWords
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informavore7

Have you tries to target by zip-code?

Otherwise, as Pete suggested, you'll have to target by intent (using Nevada TX as a keyword)

Moshe, AdWords Top Contributor , Twitter | Linkedin | Community Profile | Ad-Globe
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Thanks, those are both good ideas. I'll try them out.