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How do I add an entire keyword group to my existing keyword group?

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I have created an ad group, and I want to add entire keyword groups from the planner. It just creates a new keyword group. How do I unify them?

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Hi Josh,
I think you might be at the point where you're ready to start using AdWords editor.
http://www.google.com/intl/en/adwordseditor/

This will help a LOT with managing your keywords and will help in your situation.

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I am still waiting for a solution for this. That tool is too cumbersome to use and quite ineffective.

Re: How do I add an entire keyword group to my existing keyword group?

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Hi Josh,

Adwords Editor is as good as it gets.

and it's not cumbersome at all in truth - it has a bunch of functions that make life a lot easier for campaign managers....

Re: How do I add an entire keyword group to my existing keyword group?

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Hi Josh,
If you're not willing to use AdWords editor (and you WILL be eventually, trust me!), we wrote a slightly simpler application for manipulating keywords that might help:

http://www.redflymarketing.com/internet-marketing-tools/keyword-management-tool/

It's free and can be used to manually build out keyword lists for ad groups and campaigns.

Hope that helps.

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In addition to the above suggestions which I also find very useful, I made a small tutorial here, tell me if it works :

 

A) Instead of the default Segment by = "Ad group" Click on "Keywords" to see all your selected keywords, click on the "select all box" ( step 2) and then click on "save to account" ( step 3)

 

add-keyw-to-account-step1.png

 

B) add-keyw-to-account-step2.png

 

C) add-keyw-to-account-step3.png