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How to exclude specific apps in advance from the Display Network?

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Hi


I want to prevent my ads from showing in a list of specific apps.
I tried creating a list, in the shared library of excluded apps but each time I get an error message. 

 

Is there a way to exclude apps placements in advance?

Thanks, 

 

Eva

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Re: How to exclude specific apps in advance from the Display Network?

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Google Employee

Hi Eva,

 

Thanks for your question. Would you mind letting me know what the error message is? 

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Hi Shanea,

Thanks for your answer.

I tried to add different mobile ID's. (for example: mobileapp::2-com.ccagame.candymania) to a new excluded placements list.

The error message i got is : "These entries could not be added due to the following reasons:
Placement URLs must be provided in a valid URL format"

Re: How to exclude specific apps in advance from the Display Network?

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Google Employee

Here is a thread I think you'll find useful. It will detail what URLs are acceptable and not. Try it and if it still doesn't work, let me know and we'll try something else. 

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Thanks Shanea, but I mainly have a problem with apps, and not with normal site links. Is there a way to create a campaign placement exclusions list with apps? I don't want to exclude all mobile apps but I want to exclude some apps for different campaigns.

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Hey Shanea,

I'm running into the same problem as Eva. Is there any way to exclude specific apps before the ads have appeared?
I'm familiar with the exclude placement option, but I would really like to exclude a list of apps before I start the campaign. The obvious path to take would be to create an excluded placement list, but those only seem to accept URLs, not apps.

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September 2015

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Hi Eva,

 

You can exclude specific apps from your Campaigns.

For iOS: you need to get App store id number and then exclude idnumber.adsenseformobileapps.com

For Android: get package name from Google Play URL and exclude packagename.adsenseformobileapps.com

Here's a great post from Jennifer slegg related to this:

 

http://www.thesempost.com/prevent-adwords-ads-displayed-apps/

 

Thanks

Abhishek