A List of Cities and States to Add to Google Negative Keywords

 

cities and states google ads negative list

US cities and states to add to your Google Ads negative keywords.

If you manage Google Ads for your company or for many companies, you will sometimes notice city or state names coming up in your Google clicked terms search terms that are irrelevant to the city or state you operate in.

Here is how to locate the search terms that drove traffic to your website.

google negative keyword lists

Click on your Google Ads campaign or ad group, then search terms to see what searchers are actually clicking on.

Here are a couple of useful situations to use this negative list for.

Say you run a photography business in a small city.  This list will help you from getting wasted clicks if your geolocation is not perfectly dialed in.

An example of when not to use a strong negative keyword list is if you run a vacation-based service and you are trying to attract customers from all over the United States.

How to use this Google or Bing negative keyword list.

Just remove the targeted cities and or states you do business in and add the rest as negative keywords or create a negative keyword list. Creating a list allows you to apply the negative keywords to many ad groups or whole campaigns.

This will save you loads of time and money when getting a new Google Ads campaign dialed in.

We have put the cities and states in a long column, so they will be easy to copy and paste into your negative keywords in Google Ads.

Here is a list of US States:

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

What are the biggest United States cities by population?

Here is a list of 925 of the biggest US cities listed by population.

We have removed special characters from a few cities that Google Ads will not let you upload into their negative keyword field.

New York
Los Angeles
Chicago
Houston
Philadelphia
Phoenix
San Antonio
San Diego
Dallas
San Jose
Austin
Indianapolis
Jacksonville
San Francisco
Columbus
Charlotte
Fort Worth
Detroit
El Paso
Memphis
Seattle
Denver
Washington
Boston
Nashville-Davidson
Baltimore
Oklahoma City
Louisville/Jefferson County
Portland
Las Vegas
Milwaukee
Albuquerque
Tucson
Fresno
Sacramento
Long Beach
Kansas City
Mesa
Virginia Beach
Atlanta
Colorado Springs
Omaha
Raleigh
Miami
Oakland
Minneapolis
Tulsa
Cleveland
Wichita
Arlington
New Orleans
Bakersfield
Tampa
Honolulu
Aurora
Anaheim
Santa Ana
St. Louis
Riverside
Corpus Christi
Lexington-Fayette
Pittsburgh
Anchorage
Stockton
Cincinnati
St. Paul
Toledo
Greensboro
Newark
Plano
Henderson
Lincoln
Buffalo
Jersey City
Chula Vista
Fort Wayne
Orlando
St. Petersburg
Chandler
Laredo
Norfolk
Durham
Madison
Lubbock
Irvine
Winston-Salem
Glendale
Garland
Hialeah
Reno
Chesapeake
Gilbert
Baton Rouge
Irving
Scottsdale
North Las Vegas
Fremont
Boise City
Richmond
San Bernardino
Birmingham
Spokane
Rochester
Des Moines
Modesto
Fayetteville
Tacoma
Oxnard
Fontana
Montgomery
Moreno Valley
Shreveport
Yonkers
Akron
Huntington Beach
Little Rock
Augusta-Richmond County
Amarillo
Mobile
Grand Rapids
Salt Lake City
Tallahassee
Huntsville
Grand Prairie
Knoxville
Worcester
Newport News
Brownsville
Overland Park
Santa Clarita
Providence
Garden Grove
Chattanooga
Oceanside
Jackson
Fort Lauderdale
Santa Rosa
Rancho Cucamonga
Port St. Lucie
Tempe
Ontario
Vancouver
Cape Coral
Sioux Falls
Springfield
Peoria
Pembroke Pines
Elk Grove
Salem
Lancaster
Corona
Eugene
Palmdale
Salinas
Pasadena
Fort Collins
Hayward
Pomona
Cary
Rockford
Alexandria
Escondido
McKinney
Joliet
Sunnyvale
Torrance
Bridgeport
Lakewood
Hollywood
Paterson
Naperville
Syracuse
Mesquite
Dayton
Savannah
Clarksville
Orange
Fullerton
Killeen
Frisco
Hampton
McAllen
Warren
Bellevue
West Valley City
Columbia
Olathe
Sterling Heights
New Haven
Miramar
Waco
Thousand Oaks
Cedar Rapids
Charleston
Visalia
Topeka
Elizabeth
Gainesville
Thornton
Roseville
Carrollton
Coral Springs
Stamford
Simi Valley
Concord
Hartford
Kent
Lafayette
Midland
Surprise
Denton
Victorville
Evansville
Santa Clara
Abilene
Athens-Clarke County
Vallejo
Allentown
Norman
Beaumont
Independence
Murfreesboro
Ann Arbor
Berkeley
Provo
El Monte
Lansing
Fargo
Downey
Costa Mesa
Wilmington
Arvada
Inglewood
Miami Gardens
Carlsbad
Westminster
Odessa
Manchester
Elgin
West Jordan
Round Rock
Clearwater
Waterbury
Gresham
Fairfield
Billings
Lowell
San Buenaventura
Ventura
Lees Summit
OFallon
Coeur dAlene
Pueblo
High Point
West Covina
Murrieta
Cambridge
Antioch
Temecula
Norwalk
Centennial
Everett
Palm Bay
Wichita Falls
Green Bay
Daly City
Burbank
Richardson
Pompano Beach
North Charleston
Broken Arrow
Boulder
West Palm Beach
Santa Maria
El Cajon
Davenport
Rialto
Las Cruces
San Mateo
Lewisville
South Bend
Lakeland
Erie
Tyler
Pearland
College Station
Kenosha
Sandy Springs
Clovis
Flint
Roanoke
Albany
Jurupa Valley
Compton
San Angelo
Hillsboro
Lawton
Renton
Vista
Davie
Greeley
Mission Viejo
Portsmouth
Dearborn
South Gate
Tuscaloosa
Livonia
New Bedford
Vacaville
Brockton
Roswell
Beaverton
Quincy
Sparks
Yakima
Federal Way
Carson
Santa Monica
Hesperia
Allen
Rio Rancho
Yuma
Orem
Lynn
Redding
Spokane Valley
Miami Beach
League City
Lawrence
Santa Barbara
Plantation
Sandy
Sunrise
Macon
Longmont
Boca Raton
San Marcos
Greenville
Waukegan
Fall River
Chico
Newton
San Leandro
Reading
Fort Smith
Newport Beach
Asheville
Nashua
Edmond
Whittier
Nampa
Bloomington
Deltona
Hawthorne
Duluth
Carmel
Suffolk
Clifton
Citrus Heights
Livermore
Tracy
Alhambra
Kirkland
Trenton
Ogden
Hoover
Cicero
Fishers
Sugar Land
Danbury
Meridian
Indio
Menifee
Champaign
Buena Park
Troy
Johns Creek
Bellingham
Westland
Sioux City
Warwick
Hemet
Longview
Farmington Hills
Bend
Merced
Mission
Chino
Redwood City
Edinburg
Cranston
Parma
New Rochelle
Lake Forest
Napa
Hammond
Avondale
Somerville
Palm Coast
Bryan
Gary
Largo
Brooklyn Park
Tustin
Racine
Deerfield Beach
Lynchburg
Mountain View
Medford
Bellflower
Melbourne
St. Joseph
Camden
St. George
Kennewick
Baldwin Park
Chino Hills
Alameda
Arlington Heights
Scranton
Evanston
Kalamazoo
Baytown
Upland
Springdale
Bethlehem
Schaumburg
Mount Pleasant
Auburn
Decatur
San Ramon
Pleasanton
Wyoming
Lake Charles
Plymouth
Bolingbrook
Pharr
Appleton
Gastonia
Folsom
Southfield
Rochester Hills
New Britain
Goodyear
Canton
Warner Robins
Union City
Perris
Manteca
Iowa City
Jonesboro
Lynwood
Loveland
Pawtucket
Boynton Beach
Waukesha
Gulfport
Apple Valley
Passaic
Rapid City
Layton
Turlock
Muncie
Temple
Missouri City
Redlands
Santa Fe
Lauderhill
Milpitas
Palatine
Missoula
Rock Hill
Franklin
Flagstaff
Flower Mound
Weston
Waterloo
Mount Vernon
Fort Myers
Dothan
Rancho Cordova
Redondo Beach
Pasco
St. Charles
Eau Claire
North Richland Hills
Bismarck
Yorba Linda
Kenner
Walnut Creek
Frederick
Oshkosh
Pittsburg
Palo Alto
Bossier City
St. Cloud
Davis
South San Francisco
Camarillo
North Little Rock
Schenectady
Gaithersburg
Harlingen
Woodbury
Eagan
Yuba City
Maple Grove
Youngstown
Skokie
Kissimmee
Johnson City
Victoria
San Clemente
Bayonne
Laguna Niguel
East Orange
Shawnee
Homestead
Rockville
Delray Beach
Janesville
Conway
Pico Rivera
Lorain
Montebello
Lodi
New Braunfels
Marysville
Tamarac
Madera
Conroe
Santa Cruz
Eden Prairie
Cheyenne
Daytona Beach
Alpharetta
Hamilton
Waltham
Coon Rapids
Haverhill
Council Bluffs
Taylor
Utica
Ames
La Habra
Encinitas
Bowling Green
Burnsville
West Des Moines
Cedar Park
Tulare
Monterey Park
Vineland
Terre Haute
North Miami
Mansfield
West Allis
Bristol
Taylorsville
Malden
Meriden
Blaine
Wellington
Cupertino
Rogers
St. Clair Shores
Gardena
Pontiac
National City
Grand Junction
Rocklin
Chapel Hill
Casper
Broomfield
Petaluma
South Jordan
Great Falls
North Port
Marietta
San Rafael
Royal Oak
Des Plaines
Huntington Park
La Mesa
Orland Park
Lakeville
Owensboro
Moore
Jupiter
Idaho Falls
Dubuque
Bartlett
Rowlett
Novi
White Plains
Arcadia
Redmond
Lake Elsinore
Ocala
Tinley Park
Port Orange
Oak Lawn
Rocky Mount
Kokomo
Coconut Creek
Bowie
Berwyn
Midwest City
Fountain Valley
Buckeye
Dearborn Heights
Woodland
Noblesville
Valdosta
Diamond Bar
Manhattan
Santee
Taunton
Sanford
Kettering
New Brunswick
Chicopee
Anderson
Margate
Weymouth Town
Hempstead
Corvallis
Eastvale
Porterville
West Haven
Brentwood
Paramount
Grand Forks
Georgetown
St. Peters
Shoreline
Mount Prospect
Hanford
Normal
Rosemead
Lehi
Pocatello
Highland
Novato
Port Arthur
Carson City
Hendersonville
Elyria
Revere
Pflugerville
Greenwood
Wheaton
Smyrna
Sarasota
Blue Springs
Colton
Euless
Castle Rock
Cathedral City
Kingsport
Lake Havasu City
Pensacola
Hoboken
Yucaipa
Watsonville
Richland
Delano
Hoffman Estates
Florissant
Placentia
West New York
Dublin
Oak Park
Peabody
Perth Amboy
Battle Creek
Bradenton
Gilroy
Milford
Ankeny
La Crosse
Burlington
DeSoto
Harrisonburg
Minnetonka
Elkhart
Glendora
Southaven
Joplin
Enid
Palm Beach Gardens
Brookhaven
Plainfield
Grand Island
Palm Desert
Huntersville
Tigard
Lenexa
Saginaw
Kentwood
Doral
Grapevine
Aliso Viejo
Sammamish
Casa Grande
Pinellas Park
West Sacramento
Burien
Commerce City
Monroe
Cerritos
Downers Grove
Coral Gables
Wilson
Niagara Falls
Poway
Edina
Cuyahoga Falls
Rancho Santa Margarita
Harrisburg
Huntington
La Mirada
Cypress
Caldwell
Logan
Galveston
Sheboygan
Middletown
Murray
Parker
Bedford
East Lansing
Methuen
Covina
Olympia
Euclid
Mishawaka
Salina
Azusa
Chesterfield
Leesburg
Dunwoody
Hattiesburg
Bonita Springs
Portage
St. Louis Park
Collierville
Stillwater
East Providence
Wauwatosa
Mentor
Ceres
Cedar Hill
Binghamton
San Luis Obispo
Minot
Palm Springs
Pine Bluff
Texas City
Summerville
Twin Falls
Jeffersonville
San Jacinto
Altoona
Beavercreek
Apopka
Elmhurst
Maricopa
Farmington
Glenview
Cleveland Heights
Draper
Sierra Vista
Lacey
Biloxi
Strongsville
Barnstable Town
Wylie
Sayreville
Kannapolis
Charlottesville
Littleton
Titusville
Hackensack
Pittsfield
York
Lombard
Attleboro
DeKalb
Blacksburg
Haltom City
Lompoc
El Centro
Danville
Jefferson City
Cutler Bay
Oakland Park
North Miami Beach
Freeport
Moline
Coachella
Fort Pierce
Bountiful
Fond du Lac
Keller
Belleville
Bell Gardens
North Lauderdale
Rancho Palos Verdes
San Bruno
Apex
Altamonte Springs
Hutchinson
Buffalo Grove
Urbandale
State College
Urbana
Manassas
Kearny
Oro Valley
Findlay
Rohnert Park
Westfield
Linden
Sumter
Wilkes-Barre
Woonsocket
Leominster
Shelton
Brea
Covington
Rockwall
Riverton
Morgan Hill
Edmonds
Burleson
Beverly
Mankato
Hagerstown
Prescott
Campbell
Cedar Falls
La Puente
Crystal Lake
Fitchburg
Carol Stream
Hickory
Streamwood
Norwich
Coppell
San Gabriel
Holyoke
Bentonville
Florence
Peachtree Corners
Bozeman
New Berlin
Goose Creek
Prescott Valley
Maplewood
Romeoville
Duncanville
Atlantic City
The Colony
Culver City
Marlborough
Hilton Head Island
Moorhead
Calexico
Bullhead City
Germantown
La Quinta
Wausau
Sherman
Ocoee
Shakopee
Woburn
Bremerton
Rock Island
Muskogee
Cape Girardeau
Annapolis
Greenacres
Ormond Beach
Hallandale Beach
Stanton
Puyallup
Pacifica
Hanover Park
Hurst
Lima
Marana
Carpentersville
Oakley
Huber Heights
Montclair
Wheeling
Brookfield
Park Ridge
Roy
Winter Garden
Chelsea
Valley Stream
Spartanburg
Lake Oswego
Friendswood
Westerville
Northglenn
Phenix City
Grove City
Texarkana
Addison
Dover
Lincoln Park
Calumet City
Muskegon
Aventura
Martinez
Greenfield
Apache Junction
Monrovia
Weslaco
Keizer
Spanish Fork
Beloit

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