Google AdWords Gets Copy And Paste Functionality In The Web UI

AdWords Editor is great for editing and building out campaigns and ad groups, but sometimes it would just be nice to break up an ad group, clone a campaign, or copy keywords on the fly right in the Web UI. Now you can. This week, Google added copy and paste functionality to the Web UI.

You can now copy keywords, ads, ad groups, or entire campaigns.  The copy and paste options are in the Edit menu drop down, as shown below. Better yet, simply use Ctrl-C/Cmnd-C and Ctrl-V/Cmnd-V.

AdWords Cut and Paste Web UIYou may see “Copy to” in the drop down instead of just “Copy” as shown in the Google’s screenshot above. You may also not see the option to “copy keywords as paused” that’s shown.

When copying keywords, you’ll also be prompted to select both the campaign and ad group where you want to copy them.

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  • Sam Mazaheri

    This is huge. Copy/pasting ads into ad groups is a big reason I use the AdWords Editor and it goes a long way to beef up the AdWords front end when managing accounts at scale.

  • marijit

    We all were dependent on Google Adwords editor to copy campaign, this is an awesome news – you can able to copy your whole campaign just a click away. I have a client who is running his campaign in different countries, it is a headache to create individual campaign for separate country or geological locations. wow! I can made it by just copy and paste whole campaign and set the location setting for each campaign.

  • Sociabl Web

    This is really an awesome news for every Adwords expert.

  • Jessica Eve

    Thanks for creating this appreciable step..

  • Larry Kim

    i seriously question the value of adwords editor these days. it doesn’t have feature parity with adwords web UI, and adwords editor supports most of the use cases i use editor for.

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