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How do you copy and paste negative keywords between ads?

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Hi There,

 

We're running a display campaign and would like to copy the negative keywords from a previous campaign - how do we do this?

 

There is no Edit menu for negative keywords - we can remove them but not choose to copy and paste them (see attached).

 

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Any pointers in the right direction would be much appreciated.

 

Cheers

 

Ben

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September 2015

Re: How do you copy and paste negative keywords between ads?

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Hi CMSCSS,

You can create campaign negative keyword lists and placement exclusions list and use it with several campaigns.

Find more details here.

Creating Negative keyword lists - https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2453983?hl=en

Creating placement exclusions list - https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2454012?hl=en

But you won't be able to use these lists across multiple ad groups.

Using AdWords Editor will be an easy option here.

Deepak

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Re: How do you copy and paste negative keywords between ads?

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Ended up copying from the page and having to remove all the special characters and icons before pasting them back in.

This aspect to adwords is a constant source of frustration - is there a way to just grab keywords or placement options from any ad group and apply them to another ad group?
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Accepted by topic author CMSCSS
September 2015

Re: How do you copy and paste negative keywords between ads?

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Hi CMSCSS,

You can create campaign negative keyword lists and placement exclusions list and use it with several campaigns.

Find more details here.

Creating Negative keyword lists - https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2453983?hl=en

Creating placement exclusions list - https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2454012?hl=en

But you won't be able to use these lists across multiple ad groups.

Using AdWords Editor will be an easy option here.

Deepak

Re: How do you copy and paste negative keywords between ads?

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Thanks heaps, will use the editor I reckon.