The copy ad campaign feature in Google Ads will save you a lot of time, especially when having to deploy multiple campaigns across multiple accounts at the same time for 1 customer. We do not need to sit hard to create new campaigns and ads anymore, please follow this article.
Introducing copying in Google Ads
What can you copy in your Google Ads account?
You can copy campaigns, ad groups, ad templates, keywords, placements, and themes in your ad account.
Can you copy campaigns and ads to another account?
Yes, you can copy your campaigns and ads across multiple accounts using Google Ads Editor.
How many ways are there for Google Ads campaign and ad copy?
Have 2 ways. Option 1 is that you copy the ad campaign directly on the web interface, but only copy within that account. Method 2 is to use Google Ads Editor software, you can copy through many other accounts or internally.
What to note when posting a copied ad campaign?
If you are posting the same campaign they can compete with each other, edit the landing page and target before posting the copied campaign. You should also choose campaigns that have well optimized the settings for copying, for example, with GDN you exclude all apps from GDN ads and then copy this campaign next time to save time.
Rules when copying Google Ads ad templates?
You are only allowed to copy the ad to its correct campaign type. For example, display ads are only copied to display campaigns. But the one exception is that you copy the search ad into your display campaign and it will display plain text.
How to copy an ad campaign with Google Ads Editor
Download the Google Ads Editor software and install it on your computer. Then open the software and follow the instructions to copy the campaign or ad in Google Ads.
Step 1: The first time you open Google Ads Editor you need to add Google Ads accounts, click the Add button .
Step 2: Click the Open browser button to login . Note that you need to open your Google Ads account’s Gmail login browser.
Step 3: The website opens, you select the Gmail account of the Google Ads account that you want to add to Google Ads Editor.
Step 4: Click the button Allow button.
Step 5: You copy the code and reopen Google Ads Editor to paste into.
Step 6: You paste login account on Google Ads and click the button OK.
Step 7: Select and download the accounts that you want to make editing. For example, I chose 2 accounts and then clicked OK.
Leave the All Campaigns option intact, just click the OK button .
Select the accounts that have finished downloading the campaign, now click the Open … account button.
Step 8: Copy the campaign / group / ad template in Google Ads Editor.
- In the left column: In the upper part, you click on the account with the campaign or ad template you want to copy, and in the lower part you choose the campaign / group / ad depending on your copy purpose.
- In the middle: Right-click the campaign / group / ad to copy and select Copy. You can also press [Ctrl] [C].
Step 9: Select another account in the left column and paste the copied campaign / group / ad. You can also press [Ctrl] [V].
Once the campaign / group / ad is copied, it will be bolded so we know it hasn’t been updated yet.
Step 10: Post campaign / group / ad updates to the new account.
You can also copy campaign / group / ad within 1 account. Remember, after being copied, the campaign name must be revised before it can be updated.
Copy Google Ads ad campaign on the web interface
On the web interface, we can only copy the ad campaign within that Google Ads account. Please follow these steps.
Step 1: Open your Google Ads account, navigate to Campaigns / Ad groups / Ads depending on your copy purpose. Then select the item to copy and then click Edit, a small window appears, choose High copy, you can press [Ctrl] [C] also.
Step 2: Paste the copied campaign / group / ad according to this rule. On the left there are 2 columns, I temporarily put it as column A and column B.
- Paste campaign: Select Campaigns in column B.
- Paste group: Select the campaign in column A, select the ad group in column B.
- Paste ad: Select campaign and group in column A, choose Ads in column B.
There will appear a window confirming the location you want to paste, then click Finish .
Then click the Paste copied campaign / group / ad button.
When we see the new item appear, we copied it successfully.
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