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Edit or permanently remove negative keyword lists

This article shows you how to edit or permanently remove negative keyword lists. 

Bear in mind that if you want to remove a negative keyword list, you won’t be able to do so if it’s currently being used by at least one campaign. You’ll want to remove the negative keyword list from any campaign using it before removing the list permanently.

Instructions

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You can add to, edit or remove keywords from a negative keyword list at any time. Here's how you do this:

  1. Sign in to your AdWords account.

  2. Click the Campaigns tab.
  3. Click Shared library link in the left navigation bar.
  4. Click Campaign negative keywords and then the name of the list that you'd like to modify.
  5. You'll see your negative keyword list. You can:
    • Click + Add to add a new keyword. 
    • Edit an existing keyword by selecting the checkbox next to it and clicking Edit
    • Remove an existing keyword by selecting the checkbox next to it and clicking Remove.

Bear in mind

Any changes you make to your list will be reflected in all campaigns that use this negative keyword list.

Give it a try

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