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Error message that negative keywords are too long

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I'm trying to add negative keywords, but I keep getting an error message that I cannot add keywords that are more than 10 words long. The problem is that none of the words I am trying to add are close to 10 words long. Some are only one acronym (AAASBS is one ) and some are only two to six words. Any ideas how to fix this?

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Re: Error message that negative keywords are too long

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Hi psuzadail,

 

Welcome to Adwords community!

 

I agree with you that Google adwords will not accept it if negative keywords will contain more than 10 words.

 

In your case you can try to add them using adwords editor. Find here more how to add negative keywords.



Hope it helps!

 Thanks

Brijesh

 

Re: Error message that negative keywords are too long

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Hi psuzadail,

If the negatives you are trying to add are too long see if there is a way you can shorten them by using a phrase match keyword.

i.e. say you see the term

free disco lessons in northern cook county illinois for senior citizens

You can add a 'phrase match negative' -"free disco lessons" and that should cover anytime the phrase appears in a search query.

Hope that helps.

Questions welcome.


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Thanks Kim. I did try to shorten the some of negatives and it worked, but the remaining negatives I'd like to add are not 10 words long. One is "definition MBA", that's it.   Is there a limit to the number of negative keywords you can add at the same time?

Re: Error message that negative keywords are too long

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I am not sure if there are limits to the number you can add to the account at one time. Just that the total limit is 3 million for keywords.

So all the negative keywords you are now trying to add are under 10 words and you are still getting the same "over 10 words" error message?


Kim Clink, AdWords Top Contributor | Community Profile | Twitter | Clink Digital Marketing
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Hi Psuzadail,

 

Kim has given you superb idea.

 

If you are seeing any of the below mentioned error while adding Negative keywords, you will not be able to add them with Adwords UI or Adwords Editor. In both case you are NOT allowed to add:

 

Error 1: Keywords which is longer than the 80 character length limit.

 

Error 2: Keyword which is longer then 10-word length limit.

 

Also ensure you are not using extra spaces.

 

I would suggest you to try once again adding these negatives and while adding these please de-select9 (uncheck) negatives that contains any of above two errors.

 

Hope it helps!


Thanks
Neha

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Hi psuzadail,

 

Can you confirm the exact error message you're seeing when you try add ''definition MBA'' as a negative keyword please?

 

Also, can you please confirm if you're adding these negative keywords via AdWords Editor or via the AdWords account itself?

 

Thanks!

 

Neevie

Error message that negative keywords are too long

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Hello All

 

entering a long phrase into a negative key word is not allowed but google will allow it as a clickable key word search since the searcher that wrote this long phrase got to click on my site twice? now I cannot add that phrase into the negative key word! 

Error message that negative keywords are too long

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This thread has been closed to new replies since it is from 2012. AdWords advances rather quickly and there have been numerous updates and changes to AdWords since 2012. Outdated information help no one and conversations from years ago should not be revived.  

 

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