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.

Data and settings in moved or copied campaigns

  • Performance statistics: Performance statistics, such as impressions and clicks, don't transfer to the new campaign.
  • Flexible bid strategies: 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.
  • Conversion Optimizer, CPA % bidding, or automatic CPC bidding: 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.
  • Shopping campaigns: If you copy or move a Shopping campaign, the newly created campaign will be a Search Only campaign, without product groups.
  • Bids and budgets: If you move bids and budgets between accounts on different currencies, the numbers will remain the same, which means the monetary values will change. Please ensure that you're comfortable with the resulting values or that you adjust the values. Google does not take responsibility for adjusting bids and budgets, and is not liable for any consequences resulting from carrying over the same values between accounts using different currencies.
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