Edit text ads

AdWords Editor offers several ways to edit your text ads. You can select and edit one or more ads manually, or you can use one of the tools for advanced search and editing.

Select and edit one or more text ads

AdWords Editor 11.0+
  1. In the tree view, select the ad group containing the text ads you wish to edit.
  2. Select Ads and Extensions > Text ads.
  3. Select one or more text ads.
  4. Edit your headline, description lines, display URL, destination URL, or status in the edit panel, or type directly in the data view. When more than one text ad is selected, any changes made in a given field apply to all selected text ads.
AdWords Editor 10.6 and earlier
  1. In the tree view, select the ad group containing the text ads you wish to edit.
  2. Click the Text Ads tab.
  3. Select one or more text ads.
  4. Edit your headline, description lines, display URL, destination URL, or status in the edit panel, or type directly in the data view. When more than one text ad is selected, any changes made in a given field apply to all selected text ads.

Add new ads or edit existing ads

Tip: It's usually faster to post new ads than edited ads. If you're updating multiple ads, you might consider adding the edited ads as new ads and removing the old ads.

Select and edit one or more ad URLs

AdWords Editor provides several ways to edit the URLs in your ads. You can manually select and edit one or more ads, or you can use one of the tools for advanced search and editing.

AdWords Editor 11.0+
  1. In the tree view, select the ad group containing the text ads you wish to edit.
  2. Select Ads and Extensions > Text ads.
  3. Select one or more text ads.
  4. Edit your destination URLs in the edit panel or directly in the data view. When more than one ad is selected, any changes to the URL apply to all selected ads.
AdWords Editor 10.6 and earlier
  1. In the tree view, select the ad group containing the ads you wish to edit.
  2. Click the appropriate tab under the Ads tab.
  3. Select one or more ads.
  4. Edit your destination URLs in the edit panel or directly in the data view. When more than one ad is selected, any changes to the URL apply to all selected ads.

Tools for advanced search and editing