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    “Presence: People in or regularly in your targeted locations” is based on IP address, not location

    Posted by 94a0ee3d6d063aee7fadc6b0ea4e261b on September 17, 2022 at 1:09 pm

    We’ve been monitoring this for a while, and we’ve noticed “Presence: People in or regularly in your targeted locations” isn’t based on users’ locations, but rather where their IP addresses are located.

    For example, as far as Google Ads is concerned, a person in Nigeria is “in or regularly in” the US if he’s using a US-based VPN server.

    If Google wanted to solve this problem, they could look at visitors’ IP addresses and timezones, and then figure out their most likely “in or regularly in” location.

    That means a Nigerian (timezone = Nigeria) using a US-based VPN (IP address = server) would not qualify as “in or regularly in” the US, so he would not see any ads which should only be shown to people “in or regularly in” the US.

  • 1 Reply
  • DirkStraun2

    Guest
    September 17, 2022 at 1:18 pm

    Good shout.

  • allnamesaretaken45

    Guest
    September 17, 2022 at 3:28 pm

    Google has zero interest in fixing things like this. Google could fix most issues they have in their ad system. They have all the information in the world. They are one of, if not the most, powerful information companies in the entire world. They know all about everyone using their system.

    They could make it accurate. But they don’t. Making it accurate would mean less money for them.

    There is nothing anyone can do about it either and they know it. They are a monopoly and do not give one single fuck about the feelings of the ad people who have made them rich. You can complain but they don’t care.

    Google will never fix their issues because they don’t have to. Their attitude is fuck you.

  • angrybody

    Guest
    September 18, 2022 at 6:00 am

    If you’re using a VPN, how is Google supposed to know where you’re exactly from?

    If the VPN says US, then it’s the US.