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How to restore a removed campaign?

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I accidentally removed a campaign, is there a way to activate it again?

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How to restore a removed campaign?

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Hi @Celeste T,

 

Years ago you were able to reactivate deleted items in your AdWords account. However, it is not supported by Google currently.

 

Best,

Lakatos

How to restore a removed campaign?

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Hello,

 

Thanks for the information! That's a shame.

How to restore a removed campaign?

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Hi,

 

Lakatos is correct. However, what you can do is, from the campaign tab, check the box next to the campaign you want to restore, then under the edit menu click "Copy", then "Paste". Then, just rename so they are distinct from one another.

 

Regards,

 

David

How to restore a removed campaign?

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Thank you for the addition, @David G, that's very helpful. Simultaneously that's unfortunately not the same one, of course, because historical stats will be reset to zero. 

How to restore a removed campaign?

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Hi,

 

I just gave that a go and no luck, seems they have disabled that feature.

Re: How to restore a removed campaign?

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Hi @Celeste T,

 

Chances are you bumped into this issue while trying to copy/paste the removed campaign.

 

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Therefore please look at this snip carefully:

 

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Summary: Select the campaign and go Edit/Copy; next go Edit/Paste and check the box as shown above before pressing Paste. When you are done with pasting, you should go Edit/Enable the newly created paused campaign that is structurally identical to the removed campaign you complained of.

 

That should do the trick.

 

Best,

Lakatos