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Bulk Exclusion - Advanced Location

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Other than my targeted campaign area, I want to exclude a large portion of

the planet and limit any search for my geomodifed keywords.

 

We see a lot of traffic from the Americas and would like to modify our exposure

from several continents. Smiley Happy

 

This is for a campaign located in a major tourist city.

 

Maybe I'm just missing it but I can't see spending a good hour or two compiling

a country list.

 

TIA

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Re: Bulk Exclusion - Advanced Location

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Hello;
Territories outside your targeted area are excluded by default.
To avoid ads shown to users  outside your location, searching about your location, change  the advanced location targeting to "people in my area only".

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Hello,

 

Could it be that the user is seeing this international traffic comming in because of this change : 

 

http://adwords.blogspot.ro/2013/10/improvements-to-location-targeting-for.html

 

"  For example, let’s say you own a hotel, and you are currently targeting Paris with the keyword “Paris hotels.” Previously, only people searching on Google.fr or Google.com from France could see your ad. Starting the week of November 11, your ads will be eligible to show to people searching for “Paris hotels” from anywhere in the world -- for example, someone who lives in New York City who is booking a vacation in Paris.  "

 

To me it looks like the default setting for location targeting , can bring traffic from just about anywhere in the world if the bid is high enough and the search term contains the targeted City name.

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Adrian;
Correct - this is the default  setting. If you want to exclude people outside your location searching about your location - you need to change the default to "people (physically)my targeted location"

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This is exactly my scenario. People from my targeted city can see my ads, & people worldwide who are searching for my targeted city are seeing my ad.

But most of my actual customers originate in North America (the US, VI, PR), Central America, and the UK. I had had no customers from South America, Africa or Asia. I'm trying to exclude extraneous traffic from non-producing clicks from large portions of the world.

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I have the same question. Did you ever get an answer?

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