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blocking all ads from a sub-domain?

Asked by: matt 632 views API / Integration

Is it possible to blocks all ads on a page from appearing on a specific sub-domain at the same time?

When editing a campaign, if I go into ‘Network Targeting’ I see ‘Hostname Blocking’. Is there something like that for all campaigns as a whole?


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  1. renegade_mike on Sep 10, 2008

    Hostname targeting operates on the actual hostname of the web site visitors computer, which will typically look something like: c-123-123-123-123.hsd1.ny.comcast.net

    There is no option to have campaigns compete with each other only on a specific domain. It’s implemented at the advertiser account level. You can edit an advertiser account, select Account Competitors from the Change View drop down, and then make them compete with other advertisers. Doing that will prevent their campaigns from showing up on the same pages but it will affect all places their ads are served.

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  2. matt on Sep 10, 2008

    I’m not concerned with campaigns on the same page exactly.

    This is what I’m trying to accomplish:
    index.html on a.domain.com -> ads should show
    index.html on d.domain.com -> ads should not show

    In this scenario any ads on index.html shouldn’t load. Does that make any more sense?

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  3. renegade_mike on Sep 10, 2008

    You can block a campaign from showing on pages.

    Edit a campaign and select Referrer Targeting from the Change View drop down.

    If you enter the following into the Blocked Referrers box:


    It will prevent the campaign from loading on that page, but allow it to load on all others.

    You have to do that for each campaign though.

    You can also use wildcards to block a whole domain, for example:


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  4. matt on Sep 11, 2008

    I guess that would work, seems like a lot of work to edit each campaign.
    Doing it ‘campaign wide’ Might make a nice addition to the next release!

    Thanks for the suggestion.

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  5. renegade_mike on Sep 11, 2008

    Well, I didn’t think of this before and I should have, but probably the ideal solution would be to have a separate set of zones for each (sub)domain so that you can just skip assigning campaigns to the zones of unwanted domains.

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