Money-Saving Positioning Exemption Script for Google Advertisements

With an unsure financial outlook, now is a great time for marketers to guarantee their tech stack consists of the right tools and automations to conserve cash in the long run.

Google Advertisements scripts ought to become part of everybody’s toolkit, specifically thinking about that numerous scripts are readily available free of charge.

In addition to the numerous complimentary scripts on the top lists like this one and this one, here’s a brand name brand-new script you can attempt.

I composed this with my group to offer marketers a brand-new method to manage advertisement invest in the screen network.

Ways To Conserve Cash On Google Advertisements

Marketers are constantly searching for an edge over their competitors, and a great way to unlevel the playing field is to invest less for the very same outcomes. That suggests finding and getting rid of lost advertisement invest.

Typical methods to get rid of lost costs are to include unfavorable keywords, limit match types, and include unfavorable positionings.

Here is how you set about each of these strategies by hand:

  • Include unfavorable keywords— Discover concepts by searching your search terms reports for concepts.
  • Limit match types— If you’re not utilizing automated bidding, play it safe with your keywords and rely more on precise and expression match than broad match.
  • Include unfavorable positionings— Take a look at automated positioning reports to discover non-converting positionings that gnaw at your budget plan.

Finding Positioning Exemptions For Google Advertisements

The web is growing quickly, which suggests there are more locations every day where your advertisements might reveal when you take part in the Google Show Network (GDN).

There are over 36,000 apps contributed to the Apple App Shop each month, and there are over 250,000 brand-new sites released every day. While they do not all sign up with the GDN, with this level of development, it is challenging to stay up to date with positioning exemptions.

Unless you wish to play a continuous video game of whack-a-mole and by hand examine brand-new positionings as they originate, you require to recognize patterns that associate with low efficiency and usage innovation to assist get rid of traffic from those kinds of positionings.

Google supplies a number of methods to proactively avoid GDN advertisements from appearing in locations you do not like.

Exemptions can be based upon:

  • Delicate subjects— such as pages about catastrophe, dispute, or mind-blowing news.
  • Digital material labels— comparable to motion picture rankings, however for websites.
  • Video content types— such as live streams or videos ingrained outside YouTube.

The script shared in this post supplies another method to omit positionings.

While it can’t proactively avoid all impressions, it can include an unfavorable positioning as quickly as a brand-new positioning is spotted in the automated positioning report.

Positioning Reports

The script evaluates information of all positionings in the positioning information report.

This is the question you can utilize with GAQL, the Google Advertisements Question Language, to discover positionings:

pick detail_placement_view. display_name, detail_placement_view. positioning, detail_placement_view. placement_type, detail_placement_view. resource_name, detail_placement_view. target_url, detail_placement_view. group_placement_target_url FROM detail_placement_view

The information may appear like this when you export it to a Google Sheet:

Screenshot from Google Sheet, October 2022

Notification the positioning on line 12 in the screenshot utilizes the Arabic script for the name of the video.

That is what this script will search for and include as an unfavorable positioning.

If your language utilizes a non-Latin script, you would merely alter the settings and enable your advertisement to reveal for a positioning like on line 12 and omit all the other ones that utilize the Latin character set.

Language Targeting On GDN

You may question why marketers would not merely utilize language targeting to avoid their advertisements from revealing beside material that utilizes a various script in its language.

The issue is that when you target a language, it’s not an extremely stringent requirement. A user will match the targeted language as long as they have actually communicated with an app or site because language just recently.

It does not indicate they need to be seeing a website or video because language when your advertisement is revealed.

Google states:

” On the Google Show Network, Google Advertisements might find and take a look at the language of pages or apps that somebody is seeing or has actually just recently seen, to identify which advertisements to reveal.”

So if a user simply checks out a couple of English web pages with Latin script however invests the majority of their time checking out websites in Thai script, they might still see advertisements targeting English.

This script repairs this by making targeting more stringent.

It offers marketers additional control, which’s typically a welcome thing in the age of ever-more automation from the advertisement engines, something I composed an entire book about this year.

Unicode Character Targeting With A Google Advertisements Script

In a comparable vein as language targeting, you can utilize advertisement scripts to find when an advertisement is revealed on a positioning with a title utilizing a various Unicode character set and omit that positioning from ever revealing your advertisement once again.

Here’s what the script does.

It discovers circumstances when your advertisement is revealed with a video, app, or site whose material remains in a various character set than the one you desire.

The script then omits positionings whose names are not in the preferred character set.

E.g., a positioning with the title ‘انشاء حساب جوجل ادوورد مجانا للمبتدئين وطريقة ربطة مع القناة Google Adwords|كنز الربح من اليوتيوب’ is utilizing the Arabic script instead of the Latin character set, and can be made an unfavorable positioning.

Usage this method with care, however.

There’s absolutely nothing always incorrect with revealing your advertisement to users whose language remains in a various script. For instance, they might be seeing your advertisement due to the fact that they got onto your remarketing list and are, in truth, an excellent lead.

So how does this advertisement script discover positionings utilizing non-Latin characters?

It’s based upon recognizing Unicode character sets, which are a method for computer systems to render the various characters related to various alphabets.

I’m utilized to the a-z alphabet utilized in English in addition to in my native tongue, Dutch, and this is called the Latin alphabet. However numerous languages utilize completely various characters, like Hebrew, Thai, Japanese (Hiragana), and so on

Unicode is the method computer systems encode these various characters.

In Google Advertisements scripts, which are carefully associated to JavaScript, we can utilize regex performance to find what Unicode character set a character is.

The Script

Download the script.

Copy and paste all the text from the code on the link into a brand-new script in Google Advertisements, where you initially erase all the sample code the brand-new script filled with.

Here’s a video that discusses how to utilize the script.

Settings For The Script

After copy-and-pasting the script in a specific Google Advertisements account, inform it which Unicode character sets you wish to enable your advertisements to stand for, e.g., Latin.

Then offer a name for the shared positioning exemption list the script ought to utilize for brand-new unfavorable positionings it finds.

After previewing the script, you will see that a brand-new shared exemption list is developed.

If there are advertisement positionings whose titles utilize a non-allowed Unicode character set, those will be included as unfavorable positionings to the freshly developed shared exemption list.


2 things numerous marketers like are conserving cash and returning control over automated systems.

Scripts like the one in this post assistance you do both.

If you have a concept for a script that might assist a great deal of marketers, please connect to me.

This script happened due to the fact that somebody requested my aid with their concept.

More resources:

Included Image: Dean Drobot/Shutterstock

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Schedule Call

👋🏻 Hi friend, how are you today?

Need help? contact us here... 👇