Set automatic campaign start and end dates

When you create a new Google Ads campaign,  your start date is set to "today" unless you specify otherwise. If you leave the start date as "today," your campaign will start as soon as your first ads are approved. But if you create a campaign and don't want it start right away, or know the specific date when you want your campaign to end, you can set automatic campaign start and end dates.

This article explains how to set automatic campaign start and end dates.

How to edit a start date

  1. Sign in to your Google Ads account. 
  2. In the page menu on the left, click Campaigns
  3. Select the campaign you want to edit.
  4. In the page menu on the left, click Settings
  5. Click to expand the Start and end dates section. (You may have to first click Additional settings to reveal this section.)
  6. Click to expand the Start date drop-down, then select a start date. 
  7. Click Save

Once you set a start date, you can edit that date at any time until your campaign begins. After the start date has passed it's no longer possible to edit that date. For example, if your start date is February 1, you won't be able to edit your start date on February 2. You can, however, still pause, resume, or remove your campaign

How to set an end date

  1. Sign in to your Google Ads account. 
  2. In the page menu on the left, click Campaigns
  3. Select the campaign you want to edit. 
  4. In the page menu on the left, click Settings
  5. Click to expand the Start and end dates section. (You may have to first click Additional settings to reveal this section.)
  6. Click to expand the End date drop-down, then select an end date. 
  7. Click Save

When you select an end date, your campaign will end on that date at 11:59 p.m. (or 23:59) in the time zone that you have chosen for your account. 

Set an end date for multiple campaigns at the same time

  1. Sign in to your Google Ads account. 
  2. In the page menu on the left, click Settings
  3. Check the box next to the campaigns that you want to change.
  4. Click Edit, then select "Change end date."
  5. Click to expand the Select a date drop-down, then select an end date. 
  6. Click Apply

 

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