Efficiently Creating Unique Keyword Identifiers in Google Adwords Editor

Sasha wrote in a few days ago and asked the following question in response to my post Tracking Clickbank Conversions From Google Adwords And Other PPC.

Any tips for efficiently making unique keyword identifiers in Google Adword Editor? Is there a trick or do you enter them manually?

I sometimes import hundreds of keywords into Adwords Editor.  Manually creating a unique keyword identifier for each keyword would be very time consuming.  The video below shows the shortcut method I've been using.  I hope it helps.

If anyone has a better method, please share it.


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11 Responses to “Efficiently Creating Unique Keyword Identifiers in Google Adwords Editor”

  1. Sasha Says:

    I got quite a surprise to read my name in your post. Thanks again for the info.

  2. Brent Crouch Says:

    @Sasha – I hope the solution worked for you. I don’t have a lot of practice making videos, so let me know if there is anything I can do to improve them or make them more clear. I’d appreciate your feedback.

  3. Robert Avila Says:

    Hi Brent …

    Excellent video!….Thank You for taking the time to create it. This is something I have been searching for but had a tough time finding. Your video was very easy to follow … So don’t change a thing! I was wondering will this process work on destination url’s for Linkshare and Commission Junction as well?

    Wish you the best!

    Robert Avila

  4. Brent Crouch Says:

    @Thanks for the comments Robert. I really appreciate it.

    You can use this with any affiliate network that will allow you to add tracking to their urls. I don’t have a Linkshare account, so I’m not really sure about them. But I can confirm it will work fine with Cj.com. If you have any problems, let me know and I’ll try and help you out.

  5. Robert Avila Says:

    Thanks again Brent for the fast response ….

    I appreciate it! –

    Have an awesome day! – Robert Avila

    PS. Looks like there is a LinkBuilder Tool within Linkshare offered by “some” advertisers. It allows one to copy the doc url of any page into the tool to create a new destination url…..not to sure about the tracking capability though.

  6. Brent Crouch Says:

    @Robert – No problem. If you have any trouble getting the tracking to work just let me know.

  7. Robert Avila Says:

    Thanks Brent … I will definitely let you know!

  8. Julie Says:

    I was wondering if you could show how to set up a php redirect. My understanding is that Google doesn’t necessary like it when you send someone to your landing page and then they click on your affiliate link. I guess there is a way to trick Google into thinking they are going to another page on your site, but it happens so fast that the customer actually doesn’t even realize it and to them they go directly to the vendor website.

    I got some directions, but I can’t make it work. Just wondering if you are interested in addressing this issue.


  9. Brent Crouch Says:

    Hi Julie,

    A php redirect is simple. Here is one I setup as an example.


    If you click the above link, you’ll notice it redirects to http://www.JillianEntertainment.com

    Here is all you need to do to make it work.
    1. Unless you have your server set to parse html files as php files, you’ll need to make sure you name your redirect file with a .php extension like I did in the example.

    2. Don’t include anything on the redirect page other than the code I give you.

    3. Don’t leave any space above the code.

    4. Here is the code.

    header( ‘Location:http://www.jillianentertainment.com/‘ );

    It’s pretty simple. If you have any trouble, write me back. I’ll try to write a post on the different types of redirects you can use. I prefer redirects in the .htaccess file.

  10. Julie Says:

    Wow – thanks for the quick response. But I think you forgot to give the code you use. I will look forward to learning more from you.


  11. Brent Crouch Says:

    @Julie- Sorry. I fixed it. WordPress stripped the code out of the comment the first time I left it.

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