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QUICK GUIDE: How to convert list of keywords into exact match for Google Adwords in just a few seconds

You will need NOTEPAD++ for this one, or similar editor that supports reg expressions.
Make sure you have your list of keywords in a list that has been cleaned from duplicates.
1. Fire up NotePad++ and click on Edit > FIND & REPLACE
2. Next make sure that regular expression option is enabled and type in the following:
find what:  ^.
replace with [
this will add [ in front of your keywords
3. next:
find what: $
replace with ]
this will add ] in front of your keywords
4. the criteria for exact match on google adwords is [keyword]   – enclosure by [ ] on both sides; the above gets it done in a few seconds.
5. Saving time = good!
  • Chad R

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing…greatly appreciated. Cheers!