Sunday, December 25, 2011

The Google account already has access to an AdWords account (Customer ID: )

If you are getting this error when accepting a google adwords invite then follow these steps to fix the problem;

1. Create another dummy google account, say, dummy@gmail.com

2. Sign out and sign into google adwords using your primary gmail account, say, primary@gmail.com

3. Invite dummy@gmail.com and grant an administrator role

4. Sign into your dummy@gmail.com account and accept the invite.

5. Go back to your primary@gmail.com adwords account and confirm the acceptance by dummy@gmail.com by clicking on Grant button.

6. Sign out of adowords account and sign in again using dummy@gmail.com . Delete primary@gmail.com from your adwords account.

7. Go back to your adwords invite and accept using primary@gmail.com account. This time it should go through without any errors.

To summarize, you have to transfer the ownership of your current primary gmail account to an alternate (or dummy) gmail account and then delete your primary gmail id from the adwords account.

Hope this helps you workaround this issue. It worked for me.

11 comments:

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for this explanation. It helped me a lot. Much better than deleting account you want to connect to MCC and waiting on google to update that change.

cheers

Hari said...

I need to transfer from my primary account to my NEW account. This account is giving the error.

How will it help if I create another dummy account ?

Please help ...

Hari said...

I need to transfer from my primary account to my NEW account. This NEW account is giving the error.

How will it help if I create another dummy account ?

Please help ...

Josh said...

Thanks. A very useful series of steps. I especially found the summary useful to help me get my head around all the steps.

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Darren Wiebe said...

Thanks, that solved a problem that was getting frustrating.

Airn5475 said...

Thank you!
This was quite the run around, but a great workaround to a frusterating problem!
Thanks for the clear and simple explanation!

Adam Monsen said...
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Adam Monsen said...

Here's another link to the same solution, just in case folks need more help. An MCC account is also useful.

Nicolas Cases said...

Tahnks a lot!