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I have been struggling with this issue for over a week.  A client shared a list of postcodes (mainly targeting outlying islands of Scotland) to exclude from our campaigns. So far, we have been targeting the entire UK with bid adjustments to certain specific locations in our standard campaigns. 

The problem is 90% of these postcodes cannot be found as locations and therefore cannot be excluded. The second best I could do is find them using the radius option and target a certain area around the postcode, but in this case, I can't exclude the radius I can only apply a bid adjustment of -90% which is not enough.

Lastly, even If we were to agree to the radius targeting and a negative bid adjustment, smart shopping campaigns (mostly what I use for the account) don't allow location bid adjustments. 

Really out of the solutions here, would greatly appreciate your help.

Thanks!
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Every country is different.
 
Try entering the postcode or town/district name. Often the first result will be a larger area that includes that location. If so, that is the smallest you can exclude. 
 
Or try many radius locations that cover everywhere except those remote spots. 
 
Or, don't care. If they are too remote to precisely exclude, their impact should be almost non-existent. And location is one factor smart bidding looks at, and can notice, if it is a factor. 
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Zipcode tarting is tough especially in the UK, where the system is complex.  And keep in mind that there are many overlaps;
Why can't you exclude by town/city?
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@Moshe
 
Can you exclude by radius?

I have never found a way of doing so. 
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Sorry; my bad;  I meant exclude by town / city;
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Hi everyone, thank you for the replies. I have tried targeting the town/district area or even regions within the postcodes but they also cannot be found.

As Robert said, one of the options would be to target radiuses around those postcodes even though this wouldn't give me the most accurate results.

Even though they are too remote to be precisely excluded, the client would still receive orders from these places even though we are not offering delivery anymore so it is an issue unfortunately.
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