How To Geotarget Your Google Ads to a Specific City

Aug 17, 2007 • 10:26 am | comments (3) by | Filed Under Google Ads (AdWords)

A HighRankings Forum thread asks if there's an easy way to geotarget to a specific city and not to a general regional area (like Orange County, CA).

Indeed there is. There are many ways to target your ads, from countrywide (e.g. United States) to regional to citywide to a customized selection (for example, a 5 mile radius from Lexington, KY).

By default, American advertisers will often see something that looks like this, with United States selected as the default region:

Google AdWords Regional Targeting (Default for US)

However, as previously stated, you can change to a different type of targeting: countries/territories, regional, or customized:

Google AdWords Targeting Options (Country, Regional, Customized)

It's likely that the advertiser at High Rankings was using this feature which targets specific metropolitan areas:

Google AdWords Regional Targeting

But if you want to drill down to city, you can do something like this:

Google AdWords City Targeting

Yes, Google AdWords is very customizable in this respect.

Forum discussion continues at High Rankings Forum.

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