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Shared budget cannot be deleted

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I have two shared budgets. Neither are currently being used by any campaign in my portfolio.

 

When I try to delete either of the shared budgets I'm told that they cannot be deleted because they contain one or more active campaigns. 

 

I have followed the steps here https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2517512?hl=en and got the same result.

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Hello,

 

Try clicking on the name of the budget (written in blue) because it will take you to a list of campaigns which use that budget. This way you can see which campaign is associated.

 

If you see the message "This list is not currently shared with any campaign." , if there are no linked campaigns to that budget and in this case there is no reason why you shouldn't be able to delete it.

Re: Shared budget cannot be deleted

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Hello,

 

It looks like you have few campaigns associated with that shared budget, that's why you are unable to delete it. You need to disassociate those campaigns from that shared budget first and then try deleting it. This should fix the issue you are facing.

 

My 2 cents!

Pankaj

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Thanks Pankaj. That was the first step I took, as instructed in Google's help file on the issue that I referenced in my original post (https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2517512?hl=en). All my campaigns say they are not associated to any shared budget.

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Thanks Adrian. When I took those steps I learned that I couldn't delete them because the campaigns are associated with "Bid Strategies". So, I followed the instructions to remove the bid strategies at https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2979071?hl=en.

I set all campaigns, ad groups, and keywords to manual bidding. Then, looking at the bidding strategies list it still says a campaign, ad groups, and keywords are associated. I followed one of the 'ad groups' links in the list and it takes me to what should be a filtered list of associated ad groups. However, in place of the list of ad groups is the message "No ad groups match all of the filters."

When I try to delete the bid strategy, I cannot because it tells me the campagin/ad groups/keywords are still being used by the strategy.

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Have you tried searching in the deleted Campaigns list , or the deleted ad groups ? 

This is all new to me, I have not encountered a similar error with bidding strategies.