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AdWords Editor - Fatal Error Max # Of Ad Groups

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OK, so I had a campaign with 150k keywords and a hyper specific ads (150k ad groups - 2 ads per). I spent the past 2 days loading everything into ad words editor. & when I finally get to uploading them to ad words site, editor gives me "fatal error" deeming only 20k ad groups allowed per campaign.

 

Question: does anyone know a way I can break up the 150k ad groups to different campaigns (20k max each) in the editor? Or do I have to break them up in excel and reload them all back into editor afterwards?

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Hi Andrew.

 

This limitation of 20k adgroup is not something only to do with editor, as a platform adwords wont allow u to have more than 20,000 ad groups per campaign.

 

Read here 

 

https://www.en.adwords-community.com/t5/Basics-for-New-Advertisers/Adwords-maximum-limits/td-p/43082

https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/1722093?hl=en

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Hi Andrew,

Welcome to AdWords Community! I generally prefer to work on excel and upload all in Editor and then to UI.

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Actually, editor allowed me to load the 150k ad groups - it was when I went to upload the campaign to the actual site is when I got the error. Now, it took 2 days to get the entire campaign into editor. Since it's already in the editor, im wondering if I can split the campaign up into multiple campaigns in editor.

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Hi, thanks! Yea - that's what I'm doing as well. The problem is it took 2 days to load 150k ad groups into the editor, but since theres a 20k max per campaign, I'm stuck with 1 campaign in adwords editor with 150k ad groups, and unable to upload it to the adwords site. Wondering if I can split 1 campaign into multiple within the editor.

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Oh yeah! you can do this in Editor itself. Well I don't know very simple and quick but can tell you what I do.

One, duplicate campaigns, go to adgroup tab and delete the adgroups which you don't want in each campaign and keep the ones you want.

Second, Create new campaigns and cut paste 20K adgroups from original campaigns which has 150k adgroups.

Make sure to cross check adgoups for adcopies and if you re using adgroup level extensions if everything copied properly

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Neha
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