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How to block short keywords ?

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Hi there,  

 

Hopefully Someone can help me.  

I want to block the search term "South Africa"  
but not any search term that has more then South Africa .. example South Africa Information/products/trips/flights or anything like that..  

I just don't want me ad to be shown if the user is just searching for "south africa"  
but all my keywords contain the words South Africa  

If i add "South Africa" as a negative exact, will it block South Africa Products for example ?   

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Accepted by topic author Judd
September 2015

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Hi Judd,

Negative exact will only block [South Africa] and nothing else. Negative phrase will block other terms containing "South Africa".

So if you want to block the term [South Africa] and only that term or Search query then add it as a negative exact.

Hope that helps
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Accepted by MosheTLV (Top Contributor)
September 2015

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If you use "south africa" as a phrase match and -[south africa] as a negative exact match you will trigger ads for all and any search terms that contain south africa - unless that search term is exactly: south africa - and nothing else.

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Thank you Clynton

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Thank you stickleback