Google Ads: How To Add and Organize Negative Keywords

Google Ads: How To Add and Organize Negative Keywords

By: Paul Hickey, Founder and Lead Strategist

How to Add Negative Keywords in Google Ads. Go to Campaigns, then Keywords, Then Negative Keywords.

Add any broad match or phrase match terms that you NEVER want your ads to show for when users query those terms. This will prevent your ad from being show for searches where users are likely seeking a different kind of product than yours, thus saving your money from having people click your ad, thinking they’re getting something else, and then bouncing from your site.

In this video, I answer a question from a business seeking help with “organizing” their negative keywords in Google Ads. I also use a screenshare showing how to add Negative Keywords in the steps above.

Lastly, the difference between a broad match and phrase match is that a broad match would weed out any query that includes any of the words you type in, while a phrase match would weed out any query that includes the exact phrase within the query.

Thanks for reading, watching and listening, and have a great day!


Paul Hickey, Founder / CEO / Lead Strategist at Data Driven Design, LLC has created and grown businesses via digital strategy and internet marketing for more than 10 years. His sweet spot is using analytics to design and build websites and grow the audience and revenue of businesses via SEO/Blogging, Google Adwords, Bing Ads, Facebook and Instagram Ads, Social Media Content Marketing and Email Marketing. The part that he’s most passionate about is quantifying next marketing actions based on real data.


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