Contextual targeting

The process that matches ads to relevant sites in the Display Network using your keywords or topics, among other factors.

  • Here's how it works: Google's system analyzes the content of each webpage to determine its central theme, which is then matched to your ad using your keywords and topic selections, your language and location targeting, a visitor's recent browsing history, and other factors.
  • AdWords uses contextual targeting when an ad group has keywords or topics and its campaign is set to show ads on the Display Network.

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