Copy and paste campaigns, ad groups, ads, and keywords

Learn how to copy campaigns, ad groups, ads, and keywords.

Save time by copying and pasting campaigns, ad groups, ads, and keywords instead of creating new ones from scratch.

Note

We're redesigning Microsoft Advertising, so the steps to complete a task may be different based on the version you're using. Learn more about the redesign and which version you're using.

Copy and paste campaigns expando image
  1. From the main menu on the left, click All campaigns and then Campaigns.
  2. Select the checkbox to the left of each campaign you want to copy.
  3. Either click Edit > Copy or use Ctrl-C on your keyboard.
  4. Either click Edit > Paste or use Ctrl-V on your keyboard.
  5. Select Pause new campaigns after pasting if you don't want your copied campaigns to start running immediately.
  6. Click Paste.
  1. Click Campaigns at the top of the page.
  2. Click the Campaigns tab.
  3. Select the checkbox to the left of each campaign you want to copy.
  4. Either click Edit > Copy or use Ctrl-C on your keyboard.
  5. Either click Edit > Paste or use Ctrl-V on your keyboard.
  6. Select Pause new campaigns after pasting if you don't want your copied campaigns to start running immediately.
  7. Click Paste.

The copied campaign will be a duplicate of the original, with the same ad group structure, ads, keywords, audience associations, settings, etc.

Copy and paste ad groups expando image
  1. From the main menu on the left, click All campaigns and then Ad groups.
  2. Select the checkbox to the left of each ad group you want to copy.
  3. Either click Edit > Copy or use Ctrl-C on your keyboard.
  4. Navigate to the campaign you want to copy the ad group into and then click Ad groups.
  5. Either click Edit > Paste or use Ctrl-V on your keyboard.
  6. Select Pause new ad groups after pasting if you don't want your copied ad groups to start running immediately.
  7. Click Paste.
  1. Click Campaigns at the top of the page.
  2. Click the Ad groups tab.
  3. Select the checkbox to the left of each ad group you want to copy.
  4. Either click Edit > Copy or use Ctrl-C on your keyboard.
  5. Navigate to the campaign you want to copy the ad group into and then click Ad groups.
  6. Either click Edit > Paste or use Ctrl-V on your keyboard.
  7. Select Pause new ad groups after pasting if you don't want your copied ad groups to start running immediately.
  8. Click Paste.
Copy and paste ads expando image
  1. From the main menu on the left, click All campaigns and then Ads & extensions.
  2. Select the checkbox to the left of each ad you want to copy.
  3. Either click Edit > Copy or use Ctrl-C on your keyboard.
  4. From the main menu, click All campaigns and then Ad groups.
  5. Click the name of the ad group you want to copy these ads into and then click Ads & extensions.
  6. Either click Edit > Paste or use Ctrl-V on your keyboard.
  7. Select Pause new ads after pasting if you don't want your copied ads to start running immediately.
  8. Click Paste.
  1. Click Campaigns at the top of the page.
  2. Click the Ads tab.
  3. Select the checkbox to the left of each ad you want to copy.
  4. Either click Edit > Copy or use Ctrl-C on your keyboard.
  5. Go to the ad group you want to copy these ads into and click its Ads tab.
  6. Either click Edit > Paste or use Ctrl-V on your keyboard.
  7. Select Pause new ads after pasting if you don't want your copied ads to start running immediately.
  8. Click Paste.
Copy and paste keywords expando image
  1. From the main menu on the left, click All campaigns and then Keywords.
  2. Select the checkbox to the left of each keyword you want to copy.
  3. Either click Edit > Copy or use Ctrl-C on your keyboard.
  4. From the main menu, click All campaigns and then Ad groups.
  5. Click the name of the ad group you want to copy these keywords into and then click Keywords.
  6. Either click Edit > Paste or use Ctrl-V on your keyboard.
  7. Select Include bids if you want to use the same bids as the original keywords.
  8. Select Pause new keywords after pasting if you don't want your copied keywords to start running immediately.
  9. Click Paste.
  1. Click Campaigns at the top of the page.
  2. Click the Keywords tab.
  3. Select the checkbox to the left of each keyword you want to copy.
  4. Either click Edit > Copy or use Ctrl-C on your keyboard.
  5. Go to the ad group you want to copy these keywords into and click its Keywords tab.
  6. Either click Edit > Paste or use Ctrl-V on your keyboard.
  7. Select Include bids if you want to use the same bids as the original keywords.
  8. Select Pause new keywords after pasting if you don't want your copied keywords to start running immediately.
  9. Click Paste.
Frequently asked questions about copying and pasting expando image

Can I copy and paste campaigns and ad groups across accounts?
No, currently you can only copy and paste entities across one account.

How many ad groups or campaigns can I copy at once?
The maximum is 200 ad groups or campaigns at a time.

What happens if I don't make any changes to my ads and keywords after pasting campaigns or ad groups?
Identical ads and keywords are likely to compete with each other. We recommend altering your ads and keywords after pasting to keep them from competing with the original ads and keywords in your existing campaigns and ad groups.

Is copying and pasting supported for all campaign types?
Copying and pasting is supported for all campaign types except smart campaigns (not everyone has this feature yet).

What happens if I copy an ad group from one campaign type and paste it into a different campaign type?
The ad group will be pasted without any ads or keywords, but will retain the settings of the copied ad group.

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