Monday, December 18, 2017

Automatically Exclude Placements With a Particular Domain

AdWords lets advertisers show ads on the Display Network (GDN) and while it has ways to target ads to show on specific domains, or to exclude specific domains, they don't have a wildcard placement exclusion feature. 

So if you want to show your ads on all relevant placements, except those with a Polish domain extension (.pl) or an extension like .org, you would need to monitor automatic placements and add exclusions every time you saw one with this extension.

The following script makes it possible to automate excluding placements when the domain includes a particular string.

Run this daily or weekly in your AdWords account to prevent accruing too many clicks from unwanted placements.

Frederick Vallaeys