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Site Targeting

Anyone have hints for finding sites

3:23 am on Mar 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'm getting really discouraged trying to find appropriate sites to target for my ads. The tool provided is next to useless, since no matter what I enter as keywords or sites, I get pretty much the same sites offered up.

Also, I understand it's possible to site target sections or pages. Can't get things to work. For example, about.c*m shows up on the list, but I only want to advertise on some parts of it. Everytime I try (and this applies to every other site I've tried this with), it's "refused". Just to add the aggravation, adwords doesn't seem to accept dynamic urls, or urls with even a "?" in it.

Is there anybody who has had success doing these things, and can offer hints, or direct me to help online?

5:26 am on Mar 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I've yet to find a fast method. And yes the tool is next to useless.

The best method I've found is doing an old fashioned keyword search, make note of the sites in the top 20 that have adsense running, then check to see if they allow site targetting.

Depending on your niche you may be lucky to find 1 site out of 100 that fits the bill since the page may be on topic but the site isn't overall.


7:51 pm on Mar 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Thanks. At least I figured out how to target sections and/or individual pages (sorta). I don't yet know if it's possible (or how to) target multiple sections or pages on any particular website. I'll have to experiment and see if adwords "takes" it.

It's really a pity the tool is so broken. The attractive thing about adwords is that it is possible to advertise without spending days and days upfront (at least for keywords). It's NOT possible to do so quickly with site targeting, and apart from my own frustration on the advertising end, google HAS to be leaving huge amounts of money on the table for itself because it's just plain difficult, time consuming and frustrating to run site targeted campaigns.