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Target users by location

You can target users by selecting locations on a map. Users with any geolocation attribute in the selected locations are targeted in the alert or event. In addition, any users with a Last Known Location attribute that was updated within the selected timeframe are also targeted by default.
  1. In the
    section of an alert or alert template, in the
    section, click
    . The publisher map opens.
  2. On the map, do one of the following:
    • Click
      Create Custom Locations
      to display the drawing tools for creating shapes. Click a shape button and then click and drag on the map to select the location you want to use in the alert or event. You can add multiple custom locations.
    • Click
      Select Predefined Locations
      , and select any of the layers that have been created for you. When you select a layer, the map updates to display the layer location on the screen. Select one or more predefined locations in the layer by clicking them on the map or selecting them from the drop-down menu. As you make selections, the locations are highlighted on the map.
    For more information, see Select an alert or event location.
  3. Click
    . The Targeting Summary section updates to display the total number of locations on the map that will be used to target recipients.
  4. In the
    Target Users
    section, click
    By Advanced Query
    . By default, users who have a location attribute in the selected locations and who have a Last Known Location attribute updated within the last 4 hours are targeted.
  5. Optionally, select an AND/OR operator. AND is selected by default.
  6. Optionally, click
    map selection(s)
    to change the selected locations.
  7. Optionally, enter a number and select
    , or
    to change the timeframe for the Last Known Location attribute.
  8. Optionally, in the
    Targeting Summary
    section, click the number beside
    By Location
    to open a map that shows the targeted locations.
To target users with geofence targeting, see Enable geofence targeting.
For more information about the publisher map, see Manage the publisher map.