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Old 1st November 2011, 12:37 PM
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Unicode in Google adwords

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Re: Unicode in Google adwords

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Oh that's new!

Excellent.

Have you seen any other language domains in unicode? I haven't noticed.

What is that domain?
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Re: Unicode in Google adwords

The domain is זר מתוק which translates to Sweet Bouquet (Those sticks with chocolate on top arranged as if they were flowers)...

They actually got sued for this domain and the person who sue them lost because it is generic: http://www.lawforums.co.il/objDoc.as...270591&DivID=1
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Re: Unicode in Google adwords

Thanks Moshe.

Nice looking site. They're obviously making some dosh if they're also doing AW because I see them at No.2 on 1st page for their keyword.
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Re: Unicode in Google adwords

it's been working for a while. One issue that remains with adwords is that it will show the domain in punycode if the search is made on a google local other than the one that matches the language of the ad.

In other words, someone search with an hebrew keyword on google.ca (Canada, as opposed to google.co.il) will be shown ads in punycode.

This is really stupid, especially in the case of exact match domains.
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it will show the domain in punycode if the search is made on a google local other than the one that matches the language of the ad.
Well, I guess the number of people doing this is negligible. Pretty much every search is local, isn't it?
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Re: Unicode in Google adwords

Well i guess most people do search on the right local but i have experienced first hand two situations where it makes no sense.

i) when users purposely navigate to google.COM to search the web (i often do this in the hope of getting less local junk for a query which i believe is more global or international ie. Finance) in this case i'll be served punycode in the adwords ad.

ii) Linguistic minorities (such as me and the 7 or so million french canadians). The default local in Canada is google.ca in english (unless i guess google detects that you are using a french browser or OS - this is just a guess - or that you have a G account in french etc.) Anyways, bottom line is that many french speaking people end up searching french queries in the anglo-canadian locale. Ads = punycode.

This may not be a problem in some countries such as Egypt where there is only one official language, Arabic, and the default G locale is in fact Arabic. It is certainly a problem though in India (not sure if Google allows Indian ads) and for Turks in Germany or the Chinese diaspora etc.

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