Edit, remove or download negative keywords

Negative keywords can make your campaigns more focused on what your customers are actually searching for.

This article shows you how to manage your negative keywords by editing, removing and downloading in bulk. This content applies to your Search campaigns. Learn more about how to Add negative keywords

Before you begin

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How to access your negative keywords

To access your negative keywords, click Keywords in the page menu, then click Negative keywords along the top. 

How to edit negative keywords

  1. Place your cursor over the right-hand side of the negative keyword and select the pencil icon Edit.
  2. Edit your negative keyword. To change your negative keyword's match type, use the drop-down menu to select a new match type. 
  3. Click Save.

How to remove your negative keywords

  1. Tick the boxes next to the negative keywords that you'd like to remove. 
  2. Select Remove

How to download your negative keywords

  1. Select the 3-dot icon above the table.
  2. Click the download button download icon.
  3. Choose the download format for your report. You can also email yourself the report or schedule reports to be sent to you. 


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