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Geographic targeting: does including an area trump excluding an area? Blue > Red?

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I need to get specific with geographic targeting settings and have been excluding areas. What happens when there's a blue/red overlap? Does targeting an area trump excluding an area? 

 

Thanks in advance!

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March 2016

Re: Geographic targeting: does including an area trump excluding an area? Blue > Red?

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Yes, when you exclude any area. Weather it shows the overlap or not. Google simply exclude that & your ads will not be shown to that specific area.

Robin

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Re: Geographic targeting: does including an area trump excluding an area? Blue > Red?

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You mean the radius targeting?

Re: Geographic targeting: does including an area trump excluding an area? Blue > Red?

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Yes, when you exclude certain areas (such as a zip code) but a radius
somewhat covers that area. Will AdWords target or exclude the overlapped
area?

For example, see the image below:
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March 2016

Re: Geographic targeting: does including an area trump excluding an area? Blue > Red?

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Yes, when you exclude any area. Weather it shows the overlap or not. Google simply exclude that & your ads will not be shown to that specific area.

Robin