The Ultimate Google Ads Negative Keyword List: 13,535 Negative Keywords and Counting

philip November 11, 2019 0 Comments

Why Are Negative Keywords so Important?

As opposed to the keywords that you bid on, with negative keywords, you select which words you want to prevent your ads from showing for.

Your list of negative keywords should be made up of commonly terms which are not relevant to the purchasing of the product or service that you offer.

For example if you’re advertising your services as a solicitor, you don’t want to be bidding on a term such as “solicitors salary”, as this keyword is being used by someone doing research about solicitor salaries not a customer.

Adding “salary” as a negative keyword would therefore help to prevent wasted ad spend on non-relevant keywords.

Simply put, using a long list of negative keywords will help put more money in yours or your client’s bank account.

Despite this, negative keyword lists are typically under-utilised within the accounts that we review.

For this reason we’ve created a comprehensive list of common negative keywords that you can use to save ad spend, along with a guide to help you get the most from your negative keyword lists:

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How to Get The Most from Your Negative Keywords Lists

Doing Your Own Research

Using Google’s free Keyword Research Tool can be a great way to find non-relevant terms to negative match for your specific product or service.

You can start by entering words related to your service and then browsing through the results.

Try to think about what the intent of the searcher using each of the queries, are they looking to buy your product or service? If not, then you’ve likely found a good candidate for a negative keyword.

Negative Keyword Match Types

The same match types that can be used for normal keywords can also be used for negative keywords.

All of the negative keywords within the lists provided on this page, by default are using the Phrase Match Type (indicated by the quotes), as opposed to Exact, or Broad Match.

This is because we recommend using Phrase Match almost exclusively for your negative keywords, and is to save you time when copying and pasting these negative keywords into your account.

Phrase Match is recommended because it gives you the best of both worlds: it allows you to block all of the search terms that could possibly contain that negative keyword; while also allowing you to retain control over how wide the spectrum of terms you’ll be blocking will be.

Take Care When Adding Negative Keywords

When adding in negative keyword lists, you should always take care to ensure that the keywords you are negative matching are not keywords that you would want to target for your product or service.

Google Ads will automatically detect when keywords that are targeted directly within your campaigns are unable to serve due to a negative keyword, however this issue will often only be flagged after a number of hours or days.

For this reason it is important to eye-ball every negative keyword that you add within your account.

Be sure to manually check every negative keyword that you add within yours or a client’s account. It is your responsibility to ensure that the negative keywords that you add will not be blocking any of your targeted keywords, or have an adverse effect on the performance of your campaigns.

Negative Keyword Limits

  • 20 shared negative keyword lists per account
  • 5,000 keywords per negative keyword list
  • 10,000 negative keywords per campaign

So the maximum number of negative keywords you can assign within a given campaign is 110,000

https://support.google.com/google-ads/answer/6372658?hl=en-GB

Account Level Negative Keyword Lists

This is a bit of a hack, allowing to create list within your MCC account once and apply it to campaigns in multiple accounts.

To do this, when logged into your Google Ads MCC account (not a client’s child account) click on ‘Tools & Settings’ in the top right hand corner and select “Negative Keyword Lists”.

Any lists that you create within this section can be used across all the client accounts managed within your MCC.

Need Help With Your Google Ads Account?

If you feel your campaigns are not working as effectively as they could, and would like an expert to review your account, then feel free to get in contact with us and we’ll have one of our specialists get in contact with you.

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