Pause, resume or remove a campaign

You can start, pause or remove your campaigns. Pausing or removing a campaign will stop its ads from showing.

This article explains the steps that you'll take to enable, pause or remove your campaigns.

Bear in mind

If you remove a campaign, you permanently stop it and you can't resume it.

Also, when you resume a paused campaign your campaign might not start running if you've also paused the campaign's ad groups, keywords or ads. In this case, you'll need to individually resume the paused ad groups, keywords or ads.

Instructions

How to pause or enable a campaign

  1. Sign in to your Google Ads account.
  2. From the page menu, click Campaigns
  3. Next to each campaign name, you'll see a coloured dot indicating the status of each of your campaigns. To change a campaign's status, click the status icon. Then, click one of the following:

    • Enable to resume the campaign.
    • Pause to place the campaign on hold.

How to remove or update several campaigns at once

  1. Sign in to your Google Ads account.
  2. From the page menu, click Campaigns
  3. For each campaign that you want to update, select it by ticking the box.
  4. Once you've selected every campaign that you want to update, click Edit. Then, click one of the following:

    • Enable to resume the campaign.
    • Pause to place the campaign on hold.
    • Remove to permanently stop the campaign.
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