Copy or move campaigns

You can use AdWords Editor to copy or move campaigns between accounts or within one account.

Copy and paste campaigns between accounts

  1. On the Campaigns tab, select one or more campaigns.
  2. Choose one of these options:
    • To copy the entire campaign and its contents, select Edit > Copy.
    • To copy only the campaign settings, select Edit > Copy special > Copy campaign shell.
    • To remove the campaign from the current account and add it to a different account, select Edit > Cut.
  3. Select File > Open account.
  4. Select the account where you want to paste the campaigns.
  5. Click Open account.
  6. Select Edit > Paste.

Copy and paste campaigns within an account

  1. On the Campaigns tab, select one or more campaigns.
  2. Choose one of these options:
    • To copy the entire campaign and its contents, select Edit > Copy.
    • To copy only the campaign settings, select Edit > Copy special > Copy campaign shell.
  3. Select Edit > Paste.
  4. In the edit panel, change the names of the new campaigns. It isn't possible to post multiple campaigns with the same name.

Notes about copying or moving campaigns

  • Performance statistics, such as impressions and clicks, don't transfer to the new campaign.
  • If you paste or import an item with a flexible bid strategy to a different account, manual CPC bidding replaces the flexible bid strategy, and any ad group or keyword bid strategy overrides are cleared.
  • If you copy or move a campaign that uses Conversion Optimizer, CPA % bidding, or automatic CPC bidding, the newly created campaign uses manual CPC bidding instead of the original bid strategy.