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Changes in Broad Match/Expanded Match
Has the Broad Match system changed also?

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Msg#: 6295 posted 11:46 am on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Along with all the changes in the keyword system, has Adwords changed how Broad Match worked? I noticed today that the "expanded matching" part of Broad Match, according to Google, for a term like "tennis shoes," would now trigger my ad for substitute words, such as "sneakers." I did not realize in the past that expanded match was so liberal -- I thought at the very least that the search term would have to include the original keywords, such as "tennis shoes." Is this new, or has it always been this way?



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Msg#: 6295 posted 12:14 pm on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

It started October 1st, 2003.

Google AdWords Expanded Match FAQ:

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