Create and edit notes

This article shows you how to create and edit notes, and how to see the history of notes. Anyone with account access can add, edit, or remove notes on your AdWords campaign or ad group pages. Read below to learn more.

Create notes

There are several ways to create notes, depending on where you are in Adwords. See below to learn about the different ways to create notes.
 

Via the performance graph

The first and easiest way to create a note is to hover over a node on a performance graph and add a note from the information card that appears.

  1. Sign in to your AdWords account.
  2. Click Campaigns or Ad groups in the page menu on the left.
  3. Use the date selector above the performance graph to select a date range of data you’d like to view.
  4. Hover over a circular node on the performance graph at the top of the page. Square nodes indicate existing notes, which you can edit.
  5. Click Add note. You can also click See all notes to view and edit any existing notes for this campaign or ad group.
    • Notes are added to the ad group or campaign that you’re viewing when creating the note. If you haven’t selected a specific campaign or ad group in the left hand navigation panel, your note is added at your AdWords account level.
  6. Type the content of your note in “Enter your note”.
  7. Click Save.

Via the notes panel

The second way allows you to add a note to any date, without having to select a specific point on the performance graph first. With this method, you’re also able to see all existing notes in the notes panel.

  1. Sign in to your AdWords account.
  2. Click Campaigns or Ad groups in the page menu on the left.
  3. Click the 3-dot icon  above the table of results.
  4. Click Open notes panel. You’ll see a list of all existing notes below.
  5. Click Add.
    • Notes are added to the ad group or campaign that you’re viewing when creating the note. If you haven’t selected a specific campaign or ad group in the left hand navigation panel, your note is added at your AdWords account level.
  6. Select a date.
  7. Type the content of your note in “Enter your note.”
  8. Click Save.

Via the report table

  1. Sign in to your AdWords account.
  2. Click Campaigns, or Ad groups in the page menu on the left.
  3. Select campaigns or ad groups from the list. You’ll see a blue menu bar appear above the list.
  4. Click Add note.
    • The note is added only to the selected campaigns or ad groups.
  5. Select a date.
  6. Type the content of your note in “Enter your note.”
  7. Click Save.

Edit notes

You can edit any existing note via the notes panel, or directly on the performance graph. There are two ways to find an existing note:

Via the performance graph

  1. Sign in to your AdWords account.
  2. Click Campaigns or Ad groups in the page menu on the left.
  3. Hover over a square node on the performance graph to see a note. You will see all notes for a specific date on a single hover card.
  4. Click See all notes to open the notes panel. 
  5. Scroll up or down to find a note to edit.
  6. Click the pencil icon to edit a note.
  7. Enter your content.
  8. Click Save.

Via the notes panel

  1. Sign in to your AdWords account.
  2. Click Campaigns or Ad groups in the page menu on the left.
  3. Click the 3-dot icon  just below the performance graph.
  4. Click Open notes panel. You’ll see a list of all existing notes below.
  5. Scroll down to find a note to edit.
  6. Click the pencil icon to edit a note, or click the trash icon to delete it.
  7. Enter your content.
  8. Click Save.

See note history

You can see when notes were created or last edited, and by whom.

  1. Sign in to your AdWords account.
  2. Click Campaigns or Ad groups in the page menu on the left.
  3. Hover over a square node on the performance graph to see a note, or click the 3-dot icon  below the performance graph, then Open notes panel to see all notes.
    • At the bottom of any note, you can see when it was created or last edited. This information is also available in “Change history."

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