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How to remove duplicate keywords at once

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Hi,

 

I had a list of a thousand keywords with different match types. I removed all of these to have only one type of match type and find myself with thousands of exactly identical keywords.

 

Is there a way on AdWords Editor 11 to delete all duplicates (and leave only one of each keyword)?

 

At the moment, I find myself forced to filter all keywords per error status and delete manually every duplicate - which is bound to take me hours.

 

Thank you for your help,

Audrey

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September 2015

Re: How to remove duplicate keywords at once

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After you run Find Duplicates tool, use one of Select Duplicates By options to select all but one keyword in each group. Once selected, use Edit > Remove or just press Delete key.

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Re: How to remove duplicate keywords at once

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Hi Audrey,

There's an option on Adwords Editor on "Tools" and then "Find Duplicate keywords". There you have a few options to go with.

Important thing is that this tool help you FIND the keywords, but does not excluded. This is a user side action, so it is up to you.

More about this here:
https://support.google.com/adwords/editor/answer/47633?hl=en

Hops this helps.

Leandro Martinez | Basta1Click

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Hello leandrofm,

Thank you for taking the time to reply to this post.

Unfortunately, I already know how to find duplicate keywords and the graal I'm looking for is really how to erase them. This seems to confirm my worst suspicions: this feature is most likely not supported by Editor 11...

Thanks again though!
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September 2015

Re: How to remove duplicate keywords at once

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Google Employee
After you run Find Duplicates tool, use one of Select Duplicates By options to select all but one keyword in each group. Once selected, use Edit > Remove or just press Delete key.

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Fantastic! Thank you Igor. I'll try this new trick next time Smiley Wink