Copy or move keywords

Choose one of the options below to copy or move keywords to a new location.

Copy or move keywords to a different ad group
  1. In the account tree view, select the ad group containing the keywords you want to copy or move.
  2. In the type list, click Keywords and targeting > Keywords, then select one or more keywords in the data view.
  3. Select Edit > Copy or Cut to copy or cut the keywords.
  4. Use one of the options below to paste the keywords:
    • Paste to one ad group: In the account tree view, select the ad group where you want to paste the keywords, then select Edit > Paste.
    • Paste the same keywords to multiple ad groups: In the account tree view, select the account name or a specific campaign, and then select one or more ad groups. Select Edit > Paste into.
Copy or move keywords to a different account
  1. In the account tree view, select the campaign or ad group containing the keywords you want to copy or move.
  2. In the type list, click Keywords and targeting > Keywords, then select one or more keywords in the data view.
  3. Select Edit > Copy or Cut to copy or cut the keywords.
  4. Select Account > Open.
  5. Choose the account where you want to paste the keywords, then click Open.
  6. Use one of the options below to paste the keywords:
    • Paste to one ad group: In the account tree view, select the ad group where you want to paste the keywords, then select Edit > Paste.
    • Paste the same keywords to multiple ad groups: In the account tree view, select the account name or a specific campaign, and then select one or more ad groups. Select Edit > Paste into.
Copy keyword text only

Follow these steps to copy only the keyword text, without keyword-level CPCs or final URLs. This option is available primarily for pasting keyword text outside of Google Ads Editor, such as in a text file or spreadsheet. It isn't possible to paste keyword text directly into ad groups within Google Ads Editor.

  1. In the account tree view, select the campaign or ad group containing the keyword text that you want to copy.
  2. In the type list, click Keywords and targeting > Keywords, then select one or more keywords in the data view.
  3. Select Edit > Copy keyword text or placement URL.
  4. Paste the keyword text into your text file, spreadsheet, or other destination.
When you paste keywords in a new ad group, the keywords' performance statistics, such as impressions and clicks, are not transferred to the new location.

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