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Permanent ad removal

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Hello, I have used Ad Words since the beginning.  I have some very old ads which I deleted, but instead of being removed, they are still there in a 'greyed out' mode.  There are so many that I am finding it difficult to find the ones I want to use.


I have tried selecting the ad and using 'delete' from the drop down menu with no luck.  Anybody?

Thanks, Lawrence.

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Re: Permanent ad removal

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You can view "all ads, but removed"
See instructions in the following link;
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September 2015

Re: Permanent ad removal

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Hi there,


If you'd like to see campaigns/ad groups/ads that are enabled, you can select the 'All enabled' option, as shown in the screen grab. In case you don't want to see deleted campaigns/ads, but want enabled and paused ones to be displayed, you can select 'All but removed'.


Hope that helps!

 - Sumanth



Sumanth Sridhar