A campaign i run currently generates some useless traffic from the adsense network (content targeting). Now i wonder if it's possible to block the bad performing AdSense publisher sites through adding their domain name strings to the negavtive words list for my campaigns. Anybody already tried this with success?
there seems to be no way to block this never ending stream of junk that google considers to be quality relevent and targetted. I spend as much time trying to ensure I dont appear on one or two specific search partners Adwords as I do optimising my campaigns.
Try emailing Google Adword support, you'll get a boilerplate response asking for more details, supporting evidence/statistics/patterns.
The most frustrating part is that most of this stems from Googles search partners and not the content sites.
AWA did say that the issue was being investigated so fingers crossed at some point in the future I can stop flushing away a significant proportion of my Ad spend.
My one problem Google partner is Amazon. My ads get a ton of exposure there, but because of the nature of my product (very high priced corporate software), an ad for buying the software really doesn't get many clicks by all the people searching for books on how to run said high-priced software. I wish I knew how much this situation is trashing my CTR.