How to add, edit or delete keywords

An ad group must contain at least one keyword, and all keywords must adhere to Microsoft Advertising policies.

For an ad to go live, its ad group must contain at least one keyword. To learn more, see What are keywords and how should I build my keyword list?

Before creating new keywords, if you have existing keywords in another online advertising program, consider importing those keywords into Microsoft Advertising. You can also add negative keywords.

Notes
  • All keywords must adhere to Microsoft Advertising policies.
  • Each keyword can contain up to 100 characters, including spaces.
  • Some common variations of keywords, such as adding punctuation ("'," "!") to a keyword, count as duplicates in your list. Microsoft Advertising automatically removes all duplicates from the list, but these variations are still valid keywords for your ad.

Create new keywords

  1. From the collapsible menu on the left, select All campaigns > Keywords > Keywords.
  2. Select Add keywords.
  3. Use the dropdown menu to Select an ad group.
  4. Enter keywords.
  5. Select Save.

Edit the bid, match type, landing page URL, or landing page options for keywords

  1. From the collapsible menu on the left, select All campaigns > Keywords > Keywords.
  2. In the table, select the checkbox next to the keywords that you want to change.
  3. Select Edit, and then choose an action to take. For example, select change current bids.
  4. Select Save.

Enable, pause, or delete keywords

  1. From the collapsible menu on the left, select All campaigns > Keywords > Keywords.
  2. In the table, select the checkbox next to the keywords that you want to delete.
  3. Select Edit, and then choose an action to take. For example, select Enable, Pause, or Delete.

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