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Choose your location and language settings

Help ensure that your ads reach the customers you want by using location and language settings. This article walks you through how to choose these settings for a new campaign.

With location settings, you can target the geographic areas where your ads can appear. Language settings allow you to put your ads on Google products and third-party websites in the languages that your customers speak.

Example

Let's say that you own a business in Norway and you've targeted your ads to the country of Norway, and set your target language to Norwegian. This means that your ads can appear on Google for customers in Norway who have set Norwegian as their computer language.

Instructions

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  1. Sign in to your AdWords account.
  2. Click All campaigns in the navigation panel.
  3. In the page menu along the left, click Campaigns to reach the campaigns page.
  4. Click the plus button .
  5. Choose a campaign type and a goal, then click Continue.
  6. To target locations, you have the option to:
    • Select a location from the listed options...
    • Or enter a location in the search box.
  7. To edit your target language, enter a language in the search box.
  8. Check the box next to the language that you'd like to target.
  9. After you choose the rest of your campaign settings, click Save and continue.

Set languages for multiple campaigns at once

To set languages for multiple campaigns at the same time:

  1. Sign in to your AdWords account.
  2. Click All campaigns in the navigation panel.
  3. In the page menu along the left, click Settings.
  4. Check the box next to any campaigns you want to change.
  5. From the Edit menu, select Change languages.
  6. Type a language in the text field, then select the one you want from the list.
  7. Optional: Click Preview to see how your campaigns’ languages will change.
  8. Click Apply.

Set location targeting for multiple campaigns at once

To set location targeting for multiple campaigns at the same time:

  1. Sign in to your AdWords account.
  2. In the navigation panel, click All campaigns.
  3. In the page menu along the left, click Settings.
  4. Check the box next to any campaigns you want to change.
  5. From the Edit menu, select Change locations. You can take one of the following actions:
    • Replace the existing locations of your selected campaigns
    • Keep the existing locations while adding new ones.
  6. Type a location in the text field, then select the one you want from the list.
  7. Optional: Click Preview to see how your campaigns’ locations will change.
  8. Click Apply.
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