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Geotargetting Not Working?
Set To U.S.A. Only Yet Showing Up in Jamaica
jgold454

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Msg#: 4078785 posted 2:51 am on Feb 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

Ok. I have a pretty streamlined Adwords campaign that has been running on autopilot for a while and I am down in Jamaica on 5 day getaway with the wife and kids. Of course and I can't help but to get online and start checking stuff, so I land on a domain lander page for a keyword domain in my industry and there is my ad while I am surfing on the wireless network of this Jamaican hotel and all my settings are set to U.S.A only. What is up here?

 

smallcompany

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Msg#: 4078785 posted 4:36 am on Feb 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

Few things that Google may use in that case:

Is there a geo related keyword in your query?
IP address. I have no idea if it's possible that your hotel may have US related IP.
Personalized search. Are you logged into your Google account? Google thinks you're crazy about your ads. ;)

Couple of resources:
[adwords.google.com...]
[adwords.google.com...]

piatkow

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Msg#: 4078785 posted 5:13 pm on Feb 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

I have known of a multinational that connected all its offices through a private network then connected the private network to the net in New York so every body had a US IP. If the Hotel was part of a US owned chain that may be the reason.

ppc_newbie

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Msg#: 4078785 posted 3:47 pm on Feb 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

Private network is possible.

I've had hits from Iraq on a Nother American campaign and figured it was probably through some USA military connection.

SanDiego Art

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Msg#: 4078785 posted 11:13 pm on Feb 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

You can try a reverse IP lookup to see where the IP is registered to.

Like others have said, if you are staying at a major resot (Beaches, Sandals, Couples, etc.) you most likely have a US IP.

You can find your public IP address at: do a search for something like "what is my ip" ;) and you should be able to find out what the public IP of your resort.

Also, you're in Jamaica...
DUDE - PUT THE COMPUTER DOWN AND STEP AWAY!

SanDiego Art

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Msg#: 4078785 posted 11:18 pm on Feb 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

Also, as a sanity-check, look at your Analytics software to see where your AdWords traffic is coming from to confirm the US-only targeting.

Leosghost

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Msg#: 4078785 posted 11:36 pm on Feb 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

Also, you're in Jamaica...
DUDE - PUT THE COMPUTER DOWN AND STEP AWAY!

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But IMMSMC ..
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donlikeJamaica?Iloveit:)))

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