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Cities near Modesto, California

Map of Modesto, CA and surrounding areas in the Central Valley

Map of Modesto, CA and surrounding areas in the Central Valley

Where is Modesto, CA?

Visit this page I made a few years ago to get a better idea of Where is Modesto, CA?

Listing of nearby Cities to Modesto, California

Modesto is located in the middle of California

Cities North of Modesto, California

  • Del Rio (not really a city but a separate part of Modesto)
  • Ripon
  • Escalon
  • Oakdale
  • Manteca
  • Tracy
  • French Camp
  • Stockton
  • Lodi
  • Brentwood
  • Livermore
  • Galt
  • Angels Camp
  • Sonora

Cities South of Modesto, California

  • Turlock
  • Patterson
  • Delhi
  • Irwin
  • Livingston
  • Atwater
  • Merced
  • Newman
  • Chowchilla

Why this listing of nearby cities to Modesto is important

  • To help a person locate Modesto.  Especially if someone is new to Modesto, CA or moving close to Modesto, CA.
  • This may be important for someone else (in addition to me) with regards to SEO targeting work (Search Engine Optimization)
  • To help a person who is targeting the Modesto area for advertisements.  For example FaceBook has demographic choices where you can select the cities nearby.  A list of the cities, helps select the target audience for any advertisements.  We’ve done a few advertisements in the past with FaceBook – related to our Plastic Surgery practice in Modesto.  We’ve even done a zip code analysis of our patients – most common zip codes visiting our plastic surgery office.

Modesto area ZIP code analysis

  • Visit my previous Modesto area zip code page – most common zip codes coming to Surgical Artistry.
  • This lists the top 10 zip codes coming to Surgical Artistry Plastic Surgery, Breast Augmentation, Tummy Tuck, Acupuncture, Veins, and Botox injections.
  • What I didn’t explain (yet, as of the writing of this page) about the to 10 zip codes on that page is that they are listed in the order of saturation of that zip code.  I had access to the population of each zip code.  Saturation means percentage of that zip code which has seen us.  I believe that the top zip code had 2% of the population see us.  The bottom of the top 10 (position 10) had about 1% of that zip code population come and experience our services. (209) 551-1888
(209) 551-1888


FaceBook rejects Plastic Surgery Advertisement


Conflict with Plastic surgery and FaceBook Ads

See update below.

It’s understandable that FaceBook has a diverse audience.  I just wanted to post this to help others who are considering advertisements with FaceBook.

I am very thankful that FaceBook has given us tools to promote our practice, but when it has come to advertisements, it has been a bit difficult when it comes to promoting Breast Augmentation.

I think perhaps wording could be adjusted in a way that it doesn’t offend FaceBook.  I’m in the process of adjusting the ads.  I’ve tried about 4 different ads on FaceBook, and they have been rejected.  All of them have had the word “breast” in it.  I tried to remove the word “augmentation” however that didn’t help.

What we wanted to advertise was a free informational session with those who are interested in breast augmentation.   Perhaps this is a strange concept.  We’re not entirely sure because we’ve not done this yet.

FaceBook took a long time to approve the plastic surgery ads which had the word “breast” in it.

In the past when I advertised things like Latisse, the ads were approved within perhaps a few hours.  But I thought something was strange when the breast augmentation advertisements for Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Tammy Wu in Modesto, CA was taking over 48 hours.  On about the third day we were notified that the ads had not been approved.

Here’s a picture of what it looks like when your plastic surgery advertisement is rejected by FaceBook:

facebook rejects plastic surgery

Disapproved: “Your ad wasn’t approved because it violates Facebook’s Ad Guidelines by advertising adult products or services, including toys, videos, or sexual enhancement products.”

In the past I’ve had rejection of ads before for plastic surgery, but when I’ve written an email to the contact us section in the help files, they would review the ads and then release them, but sometimes that would take a few more days later.  I don’t have that luxury this time.  But I also think that this wasn’t a mistake on FaceBook’s part, this may be part of a ban against “Breast Augmentation” advertisements.

Your ad wasn’t approved because it violates Facebook’s Ad Guidelines by advertising adult products or services, including toys, videos, or sexual enhancement products.”

It’s unfortunate in my opinion, as we see Breast Augmentation as a medical and surgical procedure, not something that is as they had quoted as the reasons for the rejection of my plastic surgery / breast augmentation info session advertisements.

I’m writing this to let other plastic surgeons and advertisers who work for the plastic surgeons know that this is a potential roadblock from FaceBook, but perhaps choosing different words may help.

Meanwhile, I’ll also contact FaceBook, to see if I can learn more about the situation and explain to them our situation and see if they feel any differently.  I’d like to be hopeful that FaceBook doesn’t purposely block plastic surgeons and their plastic surgery advertisements.  I’ll also find out if this is something new or in response to some sort of religious/public requests that FaceBook is trying to appease.  I totally understand that it isn’t easy to please everybody in this world.

Stay tuned as I write them back for an explanation – although it will most likely be too late for our Breast Augmentation Info Sessions with Dr. Tammy Wu.  There is much for us to learn about the massive world called FaceBook.


Update:  I got one of the ads approved a day after

A day after I wrote the above blog.  I finally got one of the ads approved, but I took the words Breast and Augmentation off of the copy of the advertisement, but I didn’t change the landing page which was a facebook event advertising our Breast Augmentation Open House event.

approved ad

approved ad actual

At this point, I’m still waiting for FaceBook to respond to my emails regarding my previous ad.  Perhaps plastic surgeons need to avoid the words “Breast Augmentation” on their ads from this point on?


I got a response back in 1 day from FaceBook.  They didn’t exactly talk about the ads which I did specify over age 21.  But I suspect it has something to do with a filter that screened out the word “Breast”.  But there are some good points in this email about changing the status of a FaceBook Page (ie. our Surgical Artistry Page on FaceBook).  I’m making these changes and I think this will work:

Hi Calvin,

Thanks for writing in. Your ad was rejected because it violates the targeting policies of the Ad Guidelines. Ads for acceptable adult products (ex: cosmetic surgery and family planning) must be targeted to people 18 years or older.

While you can’t edit the targeting for an existing Promoted Post, please create a new targeting-compliant post, and share it on your Page to reach your fans and their friends. To target your posts appropriately, I suggest you gate your post first, and then run the promoted posts. To limit or target your posts, make sure your Page has post privacy gating turned on:
– At the top of your Page, click Edit Page
– Select Manage Permissions
– Check the box next to Post privacy gating
– Click Save Changes

After this, you will be able to see the option of targeting in your box to try messages. To add targeting:

– Before you publish your post, click the target in the sharing tool.
– Click Add Targeting and choose one or more of these filters: Gender, Relationship Status, Education, Interested In, Age, Location, and Language.
– Click the options on the right side to choose who you want to target your post to. For example, when targeting by gender, Male is automatically selected. Click ‘Male’ and select ‘Female’ to target your post to women’s news feeds instead.
– When you’re done adding filters, click Post.


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Further Update 7/28/13 – more difficulties for Botox advertising

I tried to follow the directions and advertise a BOTOX event.  However, that Boosted post got rejected again.  I’m sending another email to FaceBook to see if they can help me.  My overall conclusion is that it isn’t really easy to advertise on FaceBook with Plastic Surgery Ads, even with some expert help from Alan (see above).  But perhaps there are other problems.  I have noticed that there are other methods of getting to the targeting features on these ads.

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Get The Graphic You Want With Links On FaceBook

FaceBook is a great place to share links from your Blog

However sometimes when you share a link your pictures from your Blog don’t show up predictably.  I figured out how to “flush the stored memory” at FaceBook.  FaceBook stores these webpages – Caches them for speed, but in the process, if you make changes to the webpage, it doesn’t know that you have new pictures.  Then I also figured out how to force it into having the right image for the page.  I’ve even think that you can have an image appear that isn’t on that page by using the following techniques – that’s if you wanted to.

I’ve been frustrated with this problem for a while but now I know how to make my plastic surgery webpages show the correct picture.  This is not just for blogs, it works with other webpages too.

How to get the picture you want with links and shares on FaceBook

Step 1: Clear the FaceBook Cache

Step 2:  Add this code

Step 3: Replace the image location (inbetween quotes) above in the cut and paste section

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For example, this above plastic surgery logo image has a URL of:

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