How to copy or move campaigns, ad groups, ads, or keywords

When you copy or move objects, you can paste them into several parent objects. For instance, you can copy several keywords and replicate them in multiple ad groups. Propagation is available for ad groups, ads, and keywords.

Attention. When moving or making a copy of an item, a new item is created. The statuses of ads and keywords, along with their accumulated statistics, are not preserved.
Notes on pasting data between agency clients
  • Images are removed from all pasted ads (including image ads).
  • Monetary amounts are not recalculated. If clients use different currencies, we recommend that you check and edit bids and budgets.
Tip. Before making any changes, download up-to-date campaign data from the server.

Campaigns

In Direct Commander, you can copy and move ad campaigns along with all ad groups, ads, and keywords.

To create copies of ad campaigns:

  1. On the Campaigns tab, select a single campaign or multiple campaigns.
  2. Press Ctrl + C (Cmd ⌘ + C on MacOS).
  3. Press Ctrl + V (Cmd ⌘ + V on MacOS).

Groups of ads

In Direct Commander, you can copy and move ad groups along with ads and keywords included in them.

Attention. Groups can be copied and moved only within one campaign or between campaigns of the same type. Learn more about campaign types in the Help for Yandex.Direct.
  1. On the Campaigns tab, select a single campaign or multiple campaigns containing relevant ad groups.
  2. On the Ad groups tab, select an ad group or multiple ad groups.
  3. To copy selected groups...

    To move selected groups...

    press Ctrl + C

    (Cmd ⌘ + C on MacOS).

    press Ctrl + X

    (Cmd ⌘ + X on MacOS).

  4. On the Campaigns tab, select a single campaign or multiple campaigns to paste ad groups to.
  5. Go back to Ad groups tab.
  6. Press Ctrl + V (Cmd ⌘ + V on MacOS).

    If you are pasting groups in multiple campaigns, select Paste copied groups into each selected campaign.

Ads

Attention. Ads can be copied and moved only within one campaign or between campaigns of the same type. Learn more about campaign types in the Help for Yandex.Direct.
  1. On the Campaigns tab, select a single campaign or multiple campaigns containing relevant ads.
  2. On the Ad groups tab, select an ad group or multiple ad groups.
  3. On the Ads tab, select an ad or multiple ads.
  4. To copy selected ads...

    To move selected ads...

    press Ctrl + C

    (Cmd ⌘ + C on MacOS).

    press Ctrl + X

    (Cmd ⌘ + X on MacOS).

  5. On the Ad groups tab, select an ad group or multiple ad groups to paste ads in.
  6. Go back to the Ads tab.
  7. Press Ctrl + V (Cmd ⌘ + V on MacOS).

    If you are pasting ads into multiple ad groups, select Paste copied ads into each selected group.

Keywords and autotargetings

Attention. An ad group can only have one autotargeting. You cannot paste an autotargeting into a group if it already contains an autotargeting. You cannot paste multiple autotargetings in an ad group.
  1. On the Campaigns tab, select a campaign or multiple campaigns containing the necessary keywords or autotargeting.
  2. On the Ad groups tab, select an ad group or multiple ad groups.
  3. On the Keywords tab, select a keyword, autotargeting, or multiple keywords and an autotargeting.
  4. To copy selected keywords and an autotargeting...

    To move selected keywords and an autotargeting...

    press Ctrl + C

    (Cmd ⌘ + C on MacOS).

    press Ctrl + X

    (Cmd ⌘ + X on MacOS).

  5. On the Ad groups tab, select an ad group or multiple ad groups to paste ads and an autotargeting into.
  6. Go back to the Keywords tab.
  7. Press Ctrl + V (Cmd ⌘ + V on MacOS).

    If you are pasting keywords into multiple ad groups, select Paste copied keywords into each selected group.